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A 17-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head by a road rage driver while he was on the way home from the Houston Astros baseball game on Tuesday night.
David Xavier Castro was heading home after the game with his father Paul on Tuesday night when Paul and another driver “exchanged hand gestures.”
It’s unclear what led to their dispute, but the other driver pulled out a gun and fired at the Castros’ vehicle, hitting David in the head and then drove off.
Paul stopped and called 911 and David was rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support.
On Wednesday night, Paul announced on Facebook that his son had died from the injuries.wikipedia
How old was David Xavier Castro?
He was 17 year old.
The shooter, whom the Houston Police Department has described as a black man, has yet to be found. He was driving a white Buick sedan.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said during a news conference Wednesday that there were too many incidents of road rage across the country.
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On Wednesday night, a 56-year-old father of two was shot and killed in front of his son as they were driving home after a youth baseball game in Minnesota.
David was on life support for 24 hours, but has now died from his injuries.
Nor has the suspect in that shooting been found. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has made an emergency declaration due to escalating gun crime, and shootings are on the rise in other cities as well.
‘It doesn’t make any sense for anyone on the streets, to get involved in any kind of situation where you have to get a gun again and start shooting.
“The reality is that if it happened this time, it can happen again. But there is too much road rage that is happening and we will only stop it when people start turning these people over, ” Mayor Turner said.
It’s unclear what happened before the pair exchanged hand gestures.
In a Facebook post, David’s father said: ‘Today they took from us one of the gentlest souls who have ever walked the earth.
‘I love everyone who has reached out today. Please give our family time to cry and offer condolences via text message and phone. We are not ready to share our pain.
David will be missed by a world that barely knew him. May God welcome him and grant him peace to his soul.
The Houston Police Department is now searching for the suspect, who was filmed on surveillance cameras driving a white Buick.
The father was driving down Chartres Street when he said he ran into the (suspect) driver of a white Buick sedan.
The two drivers exchanged hand gestures and the suspect followed the victim’s vehicle onto the East Freeway and then onto McCarty Street.
“There, the suspect fired multiple shots at the father’s truck, hitting one of the male passengers at least once,” Houston police said in a statement.
David Xavier Castro Quicks and Facts
- David Xavier Castro, 17, was driving home with his father on Tuesday night
- His father and another driver started ‘exchanging hand gestures’
- The other driver pulled out a gun and fired into the Castros’ car
- David was shot in the head and rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support
- His father Paul announced his death on Facebook on Wednesday night
- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said too many road rage killings were happening
- A 56-year-old father in Minnesota was shot dead on Wednesday night by a different shooter
- The Houston shooter remains at large – he is described by police as a black male driving a white Buick