Man killed in Florida may be victim road rage.
The hunt is on for a gunman after a man was shot to death on a Florida highway while he was on the phone with police.
Authorities believe he may be the victim of road rage.
A Saturday shopping trip turned deadly for Fred William Turner Junior after he was gunned down on interstate 4 in Tampa.
Yet, another unexplained incident of alleged road rage.
Turner called 911 as he got in his car and left a Tampa, Florida store.
He told police a man he did not know why he was following him.
"We know at one point in time this person did pull up beside him and showed him a handgun."
Police say they don't know why Turner was being followed.
He told the authorities he had not done anything to provoke the man, but while still on the phone he was killed.
"During the time he was on the call with highway patrol and they actually heard the shooting. "There was a series of shots."
His death, the latest incident connected to road rage,
Another example of an alarming number of such cases being reported.
June 9th in Maryland, an off-duty New Jersey police officer allegedly shoots and kills another motorist.
June 17th in Southern California, a fight between two businessmen breaks out in rush hour traffic, and is caught on cell phone video.
In fact, according to AAA, there were 13-hundred road rage incidents last year alone.
In three hundred of those, someone died.
Many across the country wonder what is going on?
Studies from the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show aggressive driving can be blamed on many factors, including: traffic delays, the anonymity of being shielded in car, to increased commuting distances and durations..
When the temperatures rise, tempers can flare.
The summer months show an uptick in the numbers of incidents.
As 34-million americans are expected to hit the road this fourth of july holiday week, and record temperatures expected in parts of the country, officials are hoping that cooler heads will prevail.