Dallas police blame road rage for fatal freeway shooting

Road rage shooting

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Dallas police believe road rage is behind the fatal shooting early Sunday under Interstate 35E at Regal Row.



Posted on September 23, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 23 at 7:59 PM

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DALLAS — Road rage may have sparked a deadly incident on Interstate 35E in Dallas early Sunday morning.

Police said a 22-year-old man was shot and killed after getting out of his car around 5:10 a.m. in the Regal Row U-turn lane under the highway.

Police are trying to figure out why the victim got out of his car and confronted the suspect.

"We believe shooting is the result of a road rage type of incident, but we still have a lot of wintnesses to talk to," said Dallas police Sgt. Eugene Reyes.

The victim's identity was not released.

Witnesses told police there was a backup on I-35E before the gunfire.

Investigators said they don't have a description of the killer's vehicle.