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Motorcyclist Dies After Road Rage Shooting in North Fort Worth: Police

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The motorcyclist involved in a road rage shooting in north Fort Worth last week died from his injuries, police say.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Friday in the 9800 block of Interstate 35W, Fort Worth police said.

Police said the man was driving a motorcycle between lanes of traffic when a man driving an SUV started to change lanes and did not see the motorcycle between vehicles.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle then parked his motorcycle on the freeway, stopping all traffic, and walked back toward the SUV he had to swerve to avoid.

The northbound side of Interstate 35W is closed in north Fort Worth due to a shooting, officials say.

The motorcycle driver then pointed a handgun at the driver of the SUV, who said he had children in his car, police said.

Police said when the motorcycle driver continued to walk toward the SUV, the man in the second vehicle shot the motorcyclist "multiple times."

The man who was shot was taken to an area hospital, but did not survive, police said.

Fort Worth police called the incident an act of road rage.

The driver of the SUV was cooperating with authorities and has not been arrested, police said.

On Friday, police spokesman Ofc. Buddy Calzada, did not call the man who was shot a "victim" and did not refer to the shooter as a "suspect."

The highway first closed at Heritage Trace Parkway around 4 p.m. and reopened again after 6:15 p.m. One man, who was driving a motorcycle, was transported to JPS Hospital by helicopter in critical condition with a multiple gunshot wound, according to police.
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