Couple, children had moments to 'get down' before road rage-fueled shooting

Mother speaks about alleged road rage turned shooting in Nanakuli
Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 2:38 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 11, 2018 at 11:29 AM HST
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NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Makaha mother of five is speaking out about an alleged road rage incident that escalated into a shooting in Nanakuli over the weekend.

She said her husband was driving her and two of their daughters east on Farrington Highway around 6 p.m. Sunday when a man pulled out a gun and fired at them.

"I noticed that the passenger had his hand erect ... on his arm rest on the door, and the gun in his hand. It was just a creepy moment," she said.

The mother asked Hawaii News Now to conceal her identity because the suspect is still at large and she fears for her family's safety.

She said first noticed the white Dodge Journey when the driver cut them off in Waianae. She said they were just east of Piliokahi Street in Nanakuli when they unintentionally caught up to him.

"As we were approaching, it was then that I seen him put out his hand and pointed the gun directly at our car. I ducked and I was yelling at my kids in the back to, 'Get down!'" she said.

The mother said she feared the worst.

"My husband turned his head and I just thought that he was gonna tell me that he got shot," she said.

Their driver's side window was shattered in the melee, but the family only suffered minor injuries from flying glass.

Honolulu police have launched a first-degree attempted murder investigation.

It's the second shooting on the west side in two days. On Saturday, a man and a woman were injured in a shooting near the KFC in Waianae.

Police arrested Brian Magsayo for attempted murder in that case.

For the Makaha mother of five, she said she is just grateful her family is alive and wants her story to serve as a reminder for others to be aware about the dangers of having road rage.

"I just wish this person could find the light in him and just come forward," she said.

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