ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was rushed to the hospital after a possible road rage shooting in east Orlando on Tuesday, according to the police department.
Police said the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on South Semoran Boulevard between Curry Ford Road and La Costa Drive.
Officers said there was an interaction between a man driving a blue sedan, possibly a Honda, and a man driving a black four-door Honda.
Investigators said the man driving a blue sedan shot at the man driving the Honda.
The man driving the Honda was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
He was conscious and alert when he got to the hospital, according to police.
Officers are trying to find the man driving the blue sedan and the vehicle itself.
The vehicle was last seen heading northbound on Semoran Boulevard, officials said.
Police said as the man was leaving the area, he may have hit other cars.
The blue sedan may have damage to its front end.
Kizzy Badillo said she heard the gunshots and then saw the victim.
“He’s running. He’s scared and he’s injured,” Badillo said. “They put him in the room. They were trying to protect him. He was bleeding, so that part I could handle. So, they had him safe and I handled the health, mom thing and kept him calm.”
Badillo said that the victim was shocked he was targeted.
“He didn’t know why it happened. He was very confused as to why. He just kept saying, ‘I was in the car with my girl, we were just laughing.’ He’s like, ‘I think they were mad that we were laughing,’” Badillo said
Badillo also said that she’s thankful she could help the victim until paramedics arrived.
“He just needed help and needed someone to talk to him and just tell him that it’s going to be OK and just let’s just wait, someone is almost here, and just keep him up and talking,” Badillo said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 321-235-5300.