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Driver sought after road rage gunfire in Northeast Philadelphia

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Police are lookikng for the driver of a Cadillac SRX who they say opened fire on another motorist in Northeast Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police are looking for a driver who opened fire on another driver in a road rage incident in Northeast Philadelphia.

The call for help came at 7 p.m. Sunday at Knights and Woodhaven roads.

Police say the 19-year-old driver of a silver Honda had just left the Philadelphia Mills shopping center.

He told police he was turning onto Normandy Drive from Knights Road when he was cut off by the driver of a black Cadillac SRX.

Words were exchanged.

Police say as the driver of the Cadillac drove off, he fired a single shot at the Honda, hitting the vehicle's hood.

The driver of the Honda was not hurt. He called police and followed the Cadillac onto I-95 until the Cadillac exited at Academy Road.

Nearby residents were stunned.

"It's scary, it's really scary," said Jeannie Beltle of Northeast Philadelphia. "It's road rage. It's crazy. But this is the way the world is today."

"It makes be very scared," said Evelyn Clementson, also from Northeast Philadelphia. "Never heard anything like that happening around here before."

State police responded to the initial call, and now Philadelphia Police Northeast Detectives are investigating.

They say a witness recorded the license number of the Cadillac.
A search is underway for both the vehicle and the driver, who is described as a Hispanic male.

Investigators are also checking nearby businesses for surveillance video.

This is the latest in a string of road rage incidents in the greater Philadelphia area.

In May, police arrested a man for firing into a car on the Blue Route.

And in June, a gunman fired into a car on I-95 northbound near the Girard Point Bridge, causing the victim's tire to blow out in the middle of the morning rush hour.

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