Victims of deadly road rage share their story
Father, son recovering from serious injuries
Twenty-nine year old Pedro Deluna and his 54-year-old father, Francisco, are finally home following days spent in the hospital after a the driver of a pick-up truck shot at their SUV October 15 along Highway 151.
“He gave some kind of a grin, you know, and then he opened fire,” said Pedro.
Pedro has broken vertebrae and a broken arm. The bullet from where he was shot once in the arm is still lodged in his body.
The incident started along the Highway 151 entrance ramp from Loop 410. The family says the pick-up driver was tailgating them and then passed them once they got onto 151. As the truck passed by, Pedro Deluna shook his head at the driver.
That’s when the driver pulled out a gun and started waving it at the family, says Pedro.
“He just took it to a whole other level,” Pedro said. “And unfortunately, because of his choices he lost his life."
The shooting caused both the Delunas and the other driver to crash. The impact killed the pick-up driver.
Pedro was shot in the arm. His 3-year-old nephew who was in the seat behind him had only minor injuries.
“He'll randomly start talking about it and he'll say 'the man with the gun in the red truck,’” said Pedro. “Its kind of sad because he's a child. He shouldn’t remember something like that.”
Pedro and Francisco are confident they will recover from their injuries. What they are unsure of, they say, is why the highway shooting ever had to happen in the first place.
“Tomorrow is not promised,” Pedro said.
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