Police are still looking for a man suspected of shooting a truck driver in the face during a recent road rage incident in Miami.
Witnesses say the trouble started when a man in a white box truck drove through a stop sign at a Miami intersection Friday and flipped off the driver in another box truck nearby who in turn honked his horn.
The driver who ignored the stop sign, described as Hispanic with shoulder length hair, pulled up alongside the other truck and fired a shot. He then sped up to an intersection down the street, stopped his truck and fired another round, this time striking the Two Men and a Truck driver in the face.
“We were on the way to our job,” the victim’s co-worker Jeffery Mesa told cbsmiami.com. “And the guy ran the stop sign, and he was flicking us off and all that, and all we did was beep the horn at him. And we tried to keep going but he followed us and fired off a shot at us, at first, when he sped by us.”
Mesa and another co-worker got the driver to safety and pulled him out of the truck where Mesa took off his shirt and applied pressure to the wound until the Miami-Dade Fire Department arrived.
The victim, who also suffered a shoulder wound, was alert and talking when paramedics arrived.
“People in Miami transform when they jump behind the wheel,” Luiz Vicentini wrote on the Facebook page of cbsmiami.com. “I commute to work every day, taking 874, 826 and 836 from Kendall to downtown, and I pray every day to not get into a car accident nor get shot by some crazy freak. It is insane down here! And I thought Boston was bad.”