Texas teen killed in road-rage incident after Houston Astros game

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Texas teen killed in road-rage incident after Houston Astros game

A 17-year-old Texas boy died after an unhinged driver shot at his family’s car as they were heading home from a Houston Astros game, according to authorities and his family.

David Xavier Castro was killed in the apparent road-rage incident, his father said Wednesday.

“One of the gentlest souls to walk the earth was taken from us today,” Paul Castro wrote in a heartbreaking post on Facebook.

“David will be missed by a world that barely got to know him.”

The father and his two sons were driving back from the Astros game Tuesday at around 11 p.m., when the dad and a man in a white sedan “exchanged hand gestures,” police said.

The sedan driver followed the family’s truck — and then opened fire, shooting David in the head, KPRC-TV reported.

Police said Wednesday that the teen was on life support, but his dad later confirmed that he had died.

The boy was set to be a senior next year at Westside High School, one of his former teachers told KPRC-TV, describing him as a leader in the classroom.

”He touched so many people,” Cathy Doxtater told the outlet. “He had a lot of influence in a lot of different areas in school.”

David Xavier Castro (center) was killed in the incident.
David Xavier Castro (center) was killed in the incident.
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Police believe the suspect may have been driving the car pictured above.
Police believe the suspect may have been driving the car pictured above.
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Detectives released surveillance photos of the suspect’s car, a four-door, white Buick sedan with a sunroof, in the hopes of identifying the shooter.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city was offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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