An Army veteran was one of the two men who gave first aid to a man wounded in a road rage shooting.
The shooting happened early Wednesday morning in the Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills. A man was shot near Boulevard 26 and Northeast Loop 820.
The victim, Joey Andrews, 33, said he was confronted by an erratic driver who was speeding up and slowing down on eastbound Interstate 820 in North Richland Hills about 2 a.m.
"When he slowed down I just wanted to get ahead of him to get away from him and I sped up and I guess he took that as a challenge,” Andrews said.
The shot, fired from a white SUV, hit Andrews in the left forearm. He was able to keep shifting with his right hand and control his car till he could exit and pull into a Waffle House.
A customer and a worker at a Waffle House ran to help the wounded man. The veteran used a lanyard to make a tourniquet.
"He was more worried about getting the bleeding stopped,” said Army veteran Ryan Leonard. “But once you put a tourniquet on the bright red bleeding stops and you're done.”
Police believe the person who fired the shot was in a white mid-size SUV. The driver was wearing a white baseball cap. Andrews is expected to survive.
This is the third road rage shooting in North Texas this week, but investigators said none of the incidents appear to be related.