Driver Dies After Road Rage Shooting in Opa-locka, Gunman Sought

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A person died after being shot during an altercation with an Uber driver Wednesday in Opa-locka.

The shooting happened in the area of Northwest 135th Street and 42nd Avenue, Opa-locka police said. The victim was shot in the arm and then drove himself to Amelia Earhart Park, where an officer got him help, officials said.

The victim was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center, where family members said he died.

A bullet hole could be seen above the door handle on the driver’s side of a blue vehicle.

Police say road rage incidents lead to violence far too often and that drivers should avoid any kind of behavior that could fuel the other person’s rage.

"Keep going, you pull over to the side, you get some assistance and you advise someone else, but definitely do not want to indulge in this type of behavior," said Opa-locka Police Lt. Nikeya Jenkins. "You want to bring the level of aggravation down."

The victim's identity was not released. Police did not have information about the shooter or a suspect vehicle.

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