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Beloved business owner shot & killed over minor traffic accident

Police this week identified the victim of a road rage shooting in Fort Worth, TX, as a local Korean business owner.


According to The Dallas Morning News, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office determined Jin Shin died August 15th of gunshot wounds.

Police have interviewed the shooter and describe the accident as minor. It happened

2:30 a.m. Monday on southbound South University Drive at the westbound Interstate 30 entrance ramp in Ft. Worth.

No one has been arrested as authorities have not determined whether to file charges.

Shin immigrated from South Korea in 1983 and lived in various states before graduating from Berkner High School in Texas.

One of his friends David Van said to Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Shin was a very altruistic person. Shin was also recognized as a long-time pillar in the Dallas service industry, according to his GoFundMe page.

The GoFundMe account aims to cover Shin’s funeral expenses and legal fees towards an official investigation. It has already gathered more than $64,000 and will remain open until August 23rd.   

According to Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a candlelight vigil was held Thursday at his business, Encore Family Karaoke.

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