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North Richland Hills Police Seek Public Help in Identifying Suspect in Road Rage Shooting that Injured 16-Year-Old

Vehicle of victim shot (click photo to enlarge)

Authorities in North Richland Hills are appealing to the public for assistance as they investigate a road rage incident that resulted in a 16-year-old boy sustaining a gunshot wound. The incident unfolded on Saturday, August 19, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Loop 820 near Iron Horse Blvd.

According to reports from law enforcement, the altercation began earlier in the morning at a location further west of the incident site and is believed to have been sparked by a road rage incident. Initial findings suggest that the teenage victim, who was driving a purple car, may have inadvertently cut off another driver operating a dark-colored SUV.

Bullet holes in victim vehicle

Allegedly incited by this perceived traffic transgression, the driver of the dark-colored SUV commenced tailgating the young driver. As tensions escalated, the situation took a perilous turn when the aggressor opened fire on the victim's vehicle, discharging multiple rounds.

The 16-year-old boy was struck by one of the bullets. Fortunately, the victim's injuries were not life-threatening, and he has since been treated and discharged from the hospital. Medical professionals expect him to make a full recovery.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been in the area around that time to report if they saw anything. You can reach out to Detective Peck directly at 817-427-7049. You can also report through Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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