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Newlywed killed in road rage incident near Oakland

Life couldn’t be better for newlyweds Rienhart Asuncion and his wife Princess. The couple got married four months ago. They had just completed the paperwork necessary for her to immigrate from the Philippines so they could be together in America.

That all changed in a matter of seconds as Princess heard the gunshots over the phone that killed her husband in San Lorenzo, east of San Francisco.

“The hardest part is that I’m here in the Philippines and I can’t do anything and that’s it,” Princess said to ABC7. I just cry all night and almost collapse. Every time I’m scrolling down my gallery, my photos it feels like ‘oh my god, I have no husband anymore, no one is going to call me in the middle of the night to wake me up to check on me how is my day,'” said Princess.

The two were on Facetime together when she says someone cut into Rienhart’s lane. Deputies are calling it a case of road rage.

Princess says it appeared the two dared each other to fight.

“I tried to stop him, I shouted at him don’t go out from your car instead stay inside the car. He left me on the phone, the screen camera is open, I heard a lot, several times of gunshots and that’s it,” she said.

“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 said to KTVU.

Alameda County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Kelly said what happened should be a lesson for all of us.

“Get yourself away from any type of escalating road-rage situation,” Kelly said. “We really would encourage people to take an exit, or to make a turn, and get away from the situation.”

Reinhardt’s parents say investigators told them the gunman fired at least eight rounds.

The parents were told the shooter fired at least eight rounds.

“Why you have to shot it like that, just out there, small argument like that? He killed like an animal,” said Tolentino.

The family is asking for help to pay for funeral expenses. Those interested are asked to contribute to a Go Fund Me campaign.

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