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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A possible Grand Prairie road rage shooting has drivers on edge today – that’s because the victim may have been targeted for trying to keep children safe. Now the victim and others are worried the suspect will strike again.
Grand Prairie police are investigating whether the man was shot at for going the speed limit in a school zone.
Fortunately the victim, who only wants to be identified as Khalil, wasn’t injured but had his car window was shot out. He says he was targeted because he was driving slowly in a school zone.
As he was driving the speed limit through a school zone, Khalil says another driver became agitated. Khalil says two people in a Honda Accord rode his bumper and chased him for several miles.
Then, as Khalil approached the Arlington city limits, he says his pursuers flashed a gun and shot out his rear window.
“They pulled out the gun. It was solid black where the casings come out was silver,” he recalled. “It looked real to me and my passenger, because we both freaked out. He [passenger in his car] told me ‘just try to chill, don’t do nothing to where they might shoot us while we’re sitting here at a red light and soon as the light turned green they cut in front of us, they cut us off, and began to turn.”
As to why the incident happened Khalil said, “I guess for the thrill of it — that’s what I think they were doing. They were just out bored. So they like to go out and mess with somebody. They might have thought we looked younger and they were two older looking guys. So maybe they just wanted to go and mess around with some younger people and try to scare somebody.”
Police are searching for the gold-colored, late model Honda Accord. There is at a least one distinctive feature on the car – the front bumper on it is either blue or green.
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