Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ROAD RAGE AND GUNS: A DEADLY COMBINATION

Road rage is a common phenomenon in a violence prone society like the US. Add guns to the mix and tragic disasters are a forgone conclusion. 


Police in New Mexico are trying to identify the person responsible for a road rage shooting that claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl Tuesday.

"This is a complete disrespect of human life," Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden told KRQE News.

Speaking directly to the shooter, Eden said, "The best thing for you to do is to turn yourself in."

Authorities said the child was shot while she was riding in a vehicle with her father in the westbound lane of Interstate 40 on Tuesday afternoon.

"From what we understand, the cars were both moving," Officer Simon Drobik told KOAT News. "One car pulled up next to the other car and started firing rounds into that vehicle."

The father pulled his vehicle to the side of the road and shortly thereafter authorities arrived on the scene.