Crime Stoppers: Driver shot in the face in road rage shooting while taking kids to school

Crime Stoppers: Driver shot in the face in road rage shooting while taking kids to school

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Imagine this: you're driving your kids to school one morning, you beep at the car in front of you and in response, the other driver shoots you in the face.

That's exactly what happened to a Milwaukee man who survived, and now his family needs your help to find the shooter.

Video of the road rage shooting came from the school nearby.

"It shows the victim passing the vehicle on the right. There's actually a school bus partially blocking the view of what happens, parked on 21st Street," said MPD Detective Raena Vrtochnick.

Children were out and about the morning of Feb. 6. In fact, the victim was trying to drop his own kids off. 

"These type of cases are especially upsetting to myself, when you have a person who is driving children to school and children on their way to school standing on the corner, witnessing a shooting at 7:30 in the morning. That's something that no child should have to bear witness to at any part of their lives," said Vrtochnick. 

But they did. "We have video of the suspect vehicle going southbound on 21st Street immediately following the shooting."

And it's this video of the suspect vehicle detectives need you to take a really good look at. It's a newer model Honda HRV four-door with rear tinted windows. While this driver fled the scene, the driver who had just been shot in the face crashed into a tree and has a long road to recovery ahead of him. 

"I think it just highlights this trend of people who are firing shots into moving vehicles," said Vrtochnick.

This is the fourth time Detective Vrtochnick and CBS 58's Amanda Porterfield have done an interview about a case like this in the past year. 

"This was just a very unfortunate thing to happen."

If you know anything about this road rage shooting that happened Feb. 6 of this year on 21st and Vliet, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can use the P3 Tips app as well. Your call is always anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you get cash.

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