Road Rage Victim Recalls a Horrifying Incident
Monday, March 17th 2003, 12:00 am
News On 6
A 24-year-old Tulsa man has been out of the hospital for a week now, after being shot four times during what police called a road rage incident.
He talked only to News on Six crime reporter Lori Fullbright today about the shooting and his recovery.
Casey Mitchell can sit in a chair and let his body heal. That's about all he can do these days.
He was going to a grocery store for some breakfast a couple of weeks ago when another driver followed him and bumped him from behind.
Casey got out of his truck to check out the damage and talk to the man when the man pulled a gun and started firing.
Casey ran back toward the truck, but, four of the shots hit him and knocked him to the ground.
Casey Mitchell, Shooting victim: "He missed me a few times as I turned. Then he finally got me in the hip and back. I don't know which was first, since it was a semi-automatic and they were coming pretty fast."
Casey says the men never exchanged words, no gestures, no road rage games.
He believes the man was high or drunk and just looking to shoot someone.
He was driving a two-door green Saturn.
Officer Scott Walton, Tulsa Police: "The only suspect information we have is a white male, 20-25 years old with brown or blonde hair and he used his left hand to fire the weapon."
Casey spent a week in the hospital and has another six weeks of recovery before he can go back to work.
Casey: "The one in my elbow they left in there cause didn't do anything. The one in my hip ruptured my colon, small intestine and bladder. The one in my back just went straight through, it didn't do any damage."
Casey doesn't plan to live in fear, but, he does hope police catch the shooter so he can pay for what he's done.
Doctors have told Casey he will be back at 100 percent following his second surgery.
If you have any information about this shooting, please call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.
You don't have to give your name, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you can get a cash reward of up to two thousand dollars.