A person has been killed or injured in a road rage shooting every 18 hours in 2021, an analysis done by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that works to stop gun violence, found.
The group analyzed data collected by Gun Violence Archive and discovered that road rage incidents involving firearms have been on the rise since 2018.
A third of road rage incidents involving guns that occurred from 2016 to 2019 ended in death or injury. That number moved to 50 percent from 2020 to 2021.
That increase has led to a monthly average of 42 deaths in the last 12 months.
The monthly average for road rage shooting deaths was 22 for the prior four years, according to the analysis.
HOUSTON – A man has died Thursday night after a heated confrontation with north Houston residents when authorities say he was seen urinating in the middle of the street.
Authorities say they were called out to a shooting in the 9100 block of Bunny Rd a little before 10:30 p.m. When they arrived, officers said they found Lester Fuentes-Buezo, 20, with several gunshot wounds in his body and was pronounced dead at the scene.