Police search for gunman in deadly Montgomery County 'road rage' shooting

It happened 9:30 p.m. Monday near Dewey Road and Front Street in Cheltenham

Jim Melwert
October 16, 2018 - 11:27 am
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Police say they think road rage sparked a deadly shooting in Montgomery County. 

It happened 9:30 p.m. Monday, near Dewey Road and Front Street, in Cheltenham. 

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says the initial investigation shows there was a traffic dispute between the victim, 29-year-old Rithina Torn of Philadelphia, and the driver of another vehicle. 

“It appears that passenger got out of another car, walked up to the driver’s side of the shooter's car, and was [shot> multiple times,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

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Officials say the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he would be pronounced dead.

Investigators did not immediately release any other details about the incident, and did not say what sparked it.

“We’re investigating this case and trying to find answers to what was behind this and why the person fled from the scene,” Steele said.

Police described the shooter's vehicle as dark-colored, but did not give a make or model.

Anyone who may have seen something in the area is asked to call police.

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