Sheriff’s detectives were working Wednesday to identify a man who fired shots at a family’s SUV in Canyon Country during an apparent act of road rage that was caught on camera by someone in another vehicle.
The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and River Circle, according to Shirley Miller, public information officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Station.
A family of four was traveling in a Cadillac Escalade westbound on Soledad Canyon Road when the suspect, driving a gray Honda Civic with paper plates, pulled up alongside, pulled a handgun and fired shots that hit the SUV’s tires, Miller said.
“The driver of the SUV said that she activated her windshield washer nozzles to wash her windshield and shortly after, the suspect pulled alongside her vehicle and motioned for her to roll her window down,” Miller said. “After she rolled her window down, the suspect yelled at her that she got his new car wet. She apologized and then rolled her window back up. The suspect brandished a handgun at the victims, then fired at least two rounds, hitting the tires of the victim’s vehicle.”
The Honda was last seen headed west on Soledad Canyon Road.
The suspect was described as white, 20-30 years old with a goatee.
Anyone with information about the Honda driver was urged to call the lead detective on the case at (661) 255-1121, extension 5131. Anonymous tips can be submitted at www.LACrimeStoppers.org or by calling (800) 222-TIPS and referring to file number 016-10577-0631-051.
–City News Service