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Road rage leads to shooting, then suicide, Pasco deputies say

ODESSA — A 34-year-old man shot a teenager in an apparent road rage incident Sunday afternoon, then killed himself, authorities said.

The man, who was not identified, got angry when the 17-year-old did not pull up far enough at a stop sign at the corner of Gunn Highway and Parker Pointe Boulevard, Pasco Sheriff's deputies said.

The man shot at the teenager, who was sitting in his Jeep Wrangler, hitting him twice in the leg. Deputies did not release the name of the victim. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment after the incident, which happened just before 4 p.m.

Sometime later, Pasco deputies found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his vehicle — a Dodge pick-up truck — at the end of Byrd Drive in Odessa.

Deputies do not believe the man knew the teenager. The shooting is still under investigation.

Road rage leads to shooting, then suicide, Pasco deputies say 08/09/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 10, 2009 6:48am]
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