This is tragic. Sounds like a “perfect storm” involving drinking and driving, teen driving, guns, and some possible “road rage” interaction. Bottom line: A young life was lost and many people will be feeling the pain for years to come. Stay calm, safe, AND SOBER out there. – Dr. Road Rage.com
GRANDVIEW, Mo. — A 16-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in a road rage incident early Sunday morning following an after-prom party at Grandview High School.
A second teen was also hurt when suspects fired into their car.
It happened on the exit ramp from Northbound 71 Highway at Missouri 150 Hwy. Police say a car full of Grandview students headed home from their after-prom party were confronted by three men in another car at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning. One of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired into the car full of teens.
“They said they were driving along and then somebody rode up beside them and started throwing beer bottles at them and then they started shooting,” said Cornelius Blow, a parent and volunteer chaperone at the after-prom party.
He rushed to the scene when he heard what happened. He says it’s bullet only grazed the injured teen and that the second victim, a girl, was injured by flying glass, and all in the car were very fortunate.
The suspects were driving an olive green SUV with beige trim, possibly a Ford Explorer.
A black mid-size 4 door car driven by a black female was also involved in the road rage. Anyone with information regarding this incident or witnesses to the shooting are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 474-TIPS.
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