A 30-Year-Old Filipino Newlywed Was Shot and Killed While Driving in the U.S.

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A Filipino man living in the U.S. was shot and killed while driving near his hometown in California, the apparent victim of a road rage incident. 

Thirty-year-old Reinhart Asuncion, who lives in the town of San Lorenzo near San Francisco, was talking to his wife via Facetime while driving when he was cut off by another car, reports said. The incident happened off an interstate highway near a fast-food and big box supermarket. Reports said he got out of his car to confront the occupants of the other car.

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But he was shot point-blank, witnesses said. His car was also shot at.

According to Joshua Cosico, who said he is a family friend, Asuncion was on his way to the grocery store and was shot six times. He died at the scene.

“I tried to stop him, I shouted at him don’t go out from your car instead stay inside the car,” the AsianJournal quoted Asuncion’s wife Princess Asuncion in an interview with KTVU News. “He left me on the phone, the screen camera is open, I heard a lot, several times of gunshots and that’s it.

“Maybe just one or two steps or three steps away from his car, I just heard a lot of gunshots – a lot of gunshots,” she added.

Reinhart and Princess got married only four months ago. His  wife is living here in the Philippines.

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The case is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, Asuncion’s relatives and friends have set-up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to pay for his funeral. 

“Reinhart was always selfless compassionate and loving to his friends and family and touched the lives of those around him,” Cosico said. “We are all devastated by Reinhart’s loss.”

The GoFundMe has reached over $9,200 as of Monday (September 26).

 

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