Update, May 12th, 2015, 8:57 a.m. Eastern: WESH Orlando identified Zimmerman’s assailant as Matthew Apperson. Kenneth Cornell, who was reportedly near the scene, said that Apperson approached him at approximately 1 .p.m. on Monday saying that he had shot Zimmerman, and Cornell dialed 911 for Apperson. Police are expected to release audio of the 911 call.
According to WESH, Zimmerman and Apperson have had previous contact: last September, Apperson accused Zimmerman of threatening to kill him while he was stopped in traffic. At the time, Zimmerman said Apperson was exaggerating the incident.
Lawyers for both Apperson and Zimmerman say their clients are innocent.
Update, May 11th, 2015, 3:28 p.m. Eastern: Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, told the Associated Press that Zimmerman was injured, but clarified that he was not hit by a bullet; Zimmerman was hit by shards of glass entering the vehicle after the window was shot. According to West, Zimmerman’s injuries are minor and he may know the person who shot at him.
Lake Mary, FL- Florida news station WKMG-TV reports that George Zimmerman was shot in the face on Lake Mary Boulevard, near Rinehart Road, in Lake Mary on Monday.
Lake Mary police have not yet provided details about what exactly led to the shooting, but acknowledged that there were two vehicles involved in the incident. Lake Mary police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett told CNN that the shooting appeared to originate from a road rage incident, according to ABC15.
WKMG reporter Erik Sandoval tweeted a photo of a Honda Ridgeline truck, believed to be owned by Zimmerman, with a bullet hole in the passenger side window:
Bullet hole in George Zimmerman's passenger window. @local6news pic.twitter.com/PnGcbPhwXV
— Erik Sandoval (@ErikSandoval) May 11, 2015
Updates will follow as more information is available.