Miranda Lopez, left, died after her sister Lisa honked her horn at an erratic driver, who then chased the sisters and shot at them (Pictures: KVUE)
A 21 year-old woman was shot dead in a road rage attack after her sister honked their horn at an erratic driver. Miranda Lopez was fatally wounded on December 26 after her sister Lisa issued a warning honk at another car they saw racing around in circles at a roundabout in Austin, Texas.
Afterwards, the car – described as a dark-colored sedan – began chasing Lisa and Miranda. The frightened sisters, who were driving home from dinner, pulled over, only for the sedan to stop as well, and its driver to begin shooting at them.
Miranda pulled out her gun and shot back, and was then shot in the head by the road rage driver. She was declared brain dead shortly afterwards, but kept on life support until Tuesday so her organs could be donated.
Miranda’s devastated father JR Lopez told KVUE: ‘I’ve lost my baby. I’m not going to hear my baby’s heart no more. I’m not going to hear your voice. I’m not going to hug you.
‘I’m not going to hear her tell me she loves me. I can’t tell her I love her. My baby. Please, please, help me catch these people. They’re animals. They deserve to go to prison for life at least, at least. My family is devastated. My daughter is blaming herself.
‘And I’m afraid for my daughter and her mother because they keep saying they can’t live with that.’
Lopez is urging anyone with information to contact police, who are urgently investigating his daughter’s killing. It is unclear how many people were in the other car, and if the shooter was a man or a woman.
Austin Police have released a still from a surveillance camera showing the Lopez’s car being pursued by a dark car they think had the killer inside.
Lisa has set up a GoFundMe page to pay for funeral expenses.
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