Police search for driver who shot college student in head during road rage incident

College student shot in head during road-rage attack near I-575

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are looking for the person who shot a college student in the during a road-rage incident on I-575.

Channel 2 Action News has learned the road-rage incident started when the victim, Neil Seiz, 23, and his passenger were driving back to Acworth from an Atlanta Braves baseball game. According to police, they were on I-575 and about to exit onto Bells Ferry Road when a landscaping truck cut them off.

Police said Seiz sped up, and both drivers exchanged words.

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The driver of the landscaping truck fired a gun, and the shot hit Seiz in the head, police say.

Seiz was released from a hospital Sunday.


Seiz's father Ed spoke to Channel 2's Chris Jose on Tuesday.

Ed Seiz said his son is back home recovering.

"He’s come through this quite well. He’s going to have a bullet lodged in his neck for the rest of his life," Ed Seiz said.

A police spokesperson told Jose a good Samaritan stepped up and helped Seiz get assistance.

"There was a good Samaritan who was passing by, saw that took place, and he was able to get the injured into his vehicle and took him to the hospital," said Sarah O'Hara.

Police haven’t identified the good Samaritan.

Jose called Neil Seiz’s passenger but he said he was afraid the gunman would retaliate if he spoke up.

"He’ll pull through," said Ed Seiz, adding that his son is a fighter who never quits.

"Everybody is doing OK, everybody is behind Neil and we know he’s going to be OK," he said.

Ed Seiz is asking anyone with information about the shooter to call police at (770) 499-3900.