A tragic incident unfolded in the Fort Worth, Texas area, as a woman lost her life in a reported road-rage incident this week, according to local authorities on Tuesday.
The victim, Paola Nunez Linares, 37, was traveling with her husband in Hurst, a city situated between Fort Worth and Dallas, shortly after 9 p.m. when the unfortunate shooting occurred, as stated by Hurst police.
Linares suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and despite immediate medical attention from paramedics, she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital, the police added.
Zane Jones, Linares’ husband, recounted to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that he was driving the vehicle when he gestured offensively at a car exhibiting aggressive behavior.
In response, the assailant fired at their minivan, tragically striking Linares in the back of her head, as reported by Jones.
Expressing his grief and seeking justice, Jones appealed, “I need him caught, I need him prosecuted, I need him in prison. I need him to know he didn’t just fire a gun into a car, ‘the end.'”
He emphasized that the loss was significant and irreparable, saying, “He killed someone who’s not like anyone.”
Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy group advocating for stricter firearm legislation, previously highlighted the escalating occurrence of road-rage injuries and gun-related fatalities since 2018.
Last year alone, there were no less than 141 reported deaths resulting from road-rage shootings, based on data from the Gun Violence Archive database, the organization disclosed.
In a separate incident in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday night, a distressing altercation on an interstate led to the shooting of a 6-year-old girl, according to the local police.
As of Tuesday, the young girl remained in critical but stable condition, according to Louisville Police Lt. Steve Lacefield during a press briefing.
“We don’t yet know the impact that this will have on the rest of her life,” he said.
During the disturbing incident in Louisville, Kentucky, it has been revealed that a staggering number of 15 shots were fired, and law enforcement has already retrieved three firearms, according to Lacefield’s statement.
Based on reports from NBC affiliate WAVE of Louisville, the police have indicated that the confrontation originated from an altercation involving individuals in a car and three individuals on motorcycles.
Lacefield further commented that the authorities have successfully identified all parties involved and have high hopes of swiftly resolving the case, stating, “We anticipate bringing closure to this case in the very near future.”
As the investigation progresses, it has been determined that there is no existing connection between the individuals in the car and those on the motorcycles. The incident appears to have been an unfortunate encounter between strangers.
“If you find yourself in an incident like this or any road-rage incident, just break contact,” he said.