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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities in Montgomery County say a man was shot and killed during a traffic dispute on Monday night.
The shooting happened at Dewey and Front Streets in Cheltenham Township just after 9:30 p.m.
Investigators say 29-year-old Rithina Torn approached a dark-colored vehicle that was stopped at the intersection. That’s when police say the driver fired multiple shots, striking Torn twice.
Torn was taken to Einstein Hospital, where he later died.
“Last night was so unreal. I mean waking up to this tragedy, no one wants to wake up to a tragedy like this. You know he is a nephew, he’s a grandson, he’s a brother, a father of two,” said Torn’s best friend, Sopheap Dutch.
“He’s caring. He likes to help people out.” Dutch says that is what Torn was doing last night when he was shot and killed. He was giving another friend a ride home.
That friend was in the car at the time of the suspected road rage shooting but hasn’t been able to identify the suspected shooters car.
Anyone with information concerning this homicide is asked to call the Cheltenham Township Police Department at 215-885-1600 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.