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Garner police still searching for suspect in road rage shooting

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - Garner police are looking for a driver accused of shooting at two young women Tuesday morning.

The incident happened around 12:50 a.m. and began on Whiteoak Road near Cornwallis Road and then continued into Garner, officials said.

The suspect fired several gunshots, some of which hit the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt containing two Garner women, ages 19 and 23.

The suspect's vehicle, driven by a man, is described as a 2006 or 2007 silver Acura TL with shiny rims, according to Garner officials. 

In a frantic 911 call, a woman said a person in a car behind them was firing shots at their car.

"Oh my goodness! Oh my God! Oh my God -- aaaaahhh!" the 911 caller said during the excited call.

"What in the world is happening?" the woman then said.  

The pair then stopped at a TGI Fridays restaurant where they were met by police.

"My stomach is literally turning," she later said during the call.

With these types of road rage incidents becoming more and more common, many driver’s ed teachers are now teaching students how they can avoid becoming victims.

Tracy Brewer, a driving instructor with the Above Average Driving School, says she discusses road rage and its consequences during every class.

“We have to talk about it because it’s an issue that we face and when you watch the news, you see people losing their lives,” said Brewer.

She says she instructs new drivers to avoid any aggressive driving tactics that would trigger road rage such as following too closely, speeding or honking the horn at other drivers.

“As new drivers, you have to think about your family and think about your future,” said Brewer.

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