LAKE MARY, Fla. - The Orlando Police Department is investigating what officers are calling a possible road-rage shooting.
Police were notified of a possible altercation between two drivers around 4 p.m. on S. Semoran Blvd. between Curry Ford Rd. and La Costa Dr.
According to investigators, there was some sort of interaction between the suspect described as a Hispanic man who was driving a blue sedan, possibly a Honda, and the victim who was driving a black 4-door Honda, when the suspect shot at the victim.
Kizzy Padillo saw it all go down as she was working at a nearby Jiffy Lube.
"This girl pulled into the lot next to ours and she was just screaming, so I just went over there," she explained. "The kid jumped out of the car and started running but he was holding his side. He looked hurt."
Kizzy called 911 before rendering aid to the victim. Workers and customers at a car wash took him inside.
"He got shot on one side and the bullet came out. I was just putting pressure on the wound, keeping him still, keeping him calm," Padillo said.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Orlando Regional Medical Center but was conscious and alert.
"He was just really nervous, scared, and in a lot of pain," Padillo added. "He was in shock. He didn’t know why that happened."
Padillo said she used to work as a security officer at a hotel, where she learned first aid and never thought twice about running to help the victim.
"Someone’s always gonna need your help and hopefully one day in return someone will help me," she said.
Officers said the suspect drove northbound on Semoran, possibly striking other vehicles as he was leaving. As a result, his vehicle may have front-end damage.
If anyone has any information about this incident, they can contact us by dialing 321-235-5300 or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 or Text to 8477.
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