College student from Cobb recovering at home after road-rage shooting

Two people were shot in unrelated road-rage incidents in Cobb County early Saturday morning, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The shootings happened within 30 minutes of each other, and the suspects in both cases have not been identified.

One incident happened as a college student was driving home to Acworth from a Braves game, police said.

Officials told Channel 2 that a landscaping truck cut off Neil Seiz, 23, and his passenger on I-575, and they later caught up and exchanged words. Then, the driver of the landscaping truck shot Seiz in the face, police told Channel 2.

He suffered serious injuries, but the victim’s father said he is now home recovering. He was released from the hospital Sunday.

“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 told Channel 2.


Ed Seiz told ABC News the bullet entered his son’s cheekbone on the right side, shattering it. It then came out the other side of his mouth.

“He is an extremely strong young man,” the father said. 

Just 30 minutes earlier, another person was shot in Cobb during a road-rage incident. The suspect in that incident, near I-20 and Riverside Parkway, has also not been found.

Police urged anyone with information about these cases to contact Cobb County police.

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