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A youth baseball coach was killed in an apparent road rage shooting when someone in another vehicle opened fire on the coach as he drove with his kid on a Minnesota highway, police and reports said.
After the bullet hit Jay Boughton on Tuesday night, his car lost control and veered off Highway 169 in Plymouth – crashing through a chain-link fence and hitting trees before slamming into parked cars at an apartment parking lot, KSTP reported.
His son, whom he’d been driving back from a team game, gave his dying father CPR until an ambulance arrived, the station stated.
The shooter is still at large, Plymouth Public Safety Director Erik Fadden said at a press conference on Wednesday.
“I just have to say this was one of the most tragic events that I have witnessed in my 20 years of policing,” Fadden said as his voice broke and he choked back tears.
“It was really truly a senseless act that resulted in the loss of a human life. And our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and those affected by this horrible event.”
Boughton’s friend Tim Browne called him a “great dad” who’d do anything for the kids in the community.
“His presence in their lives and constant words of encouragement meant the world to the kids,” Browne said in a statement to the station.
The baseball association didn’t respond to an email from The Post on Wednesday evening.
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