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Apparent road rage death under investigation

September 21, 2009 3:15:40 PM PDT
Chicago police are investigating a deadly incident of road rage. A Burbank man was shot and killed Friday morning while driving with his wife on Chicago's Far South Side. Police are looking for the driver who fired the fatal shot. Just after 11 a.m. on Friday, a Burbank man made a wrong turn and accidentally cut off another motorist on Torrence Avenue. ABC7 has learned the man apologized, but it apparently wasn't enough. Chicago police say the Burbank man was shot and killed by the other motorist when he turned onto 105th Street.

"It was so quick, heard a pop, I thought it was fireworks. Just that quick, he was gone," said Firefighter Anthony Scuito.

The shooting happened across from Chicago Fire House 81. Firefighter Anthony Scuito was among the first to respond.

"I was walking out of the fire house, and all of a sudden I heard a pop, so I thought somebody was blowing fireworks. As I turned the corner, I saw the girl screaming and the cop pulled up. I didn't see the car pull away or nothing," said Scuito.

Also around 11 a.m. Friday morning in the South Deering neighborhood was Sal Flores. He was about to mow his lawn when he heard the shot.

"Nowadays, it seems like i hear one every day," said Flores.

Chicago police are looking for a four-door, full-size Chevy. It is described as an early 1980s model. It is black with red doors.

Police say the victim was 38-year-old George Cruz. ABC7 spoke with Cruz's brother Monday. He said they are trying to come up with the funds to bury George.

In the meantime, police urge any motorist who is confronted by an aggressive driver to call for help or go to the nearest police station.


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