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CNN) -- A man in a pickup truck killed two drivers and injured another in four rush-hour shootings near a Dallas freeway on Monday evening, police said.

Police were searching Tuesday for a shooter they described as a balding white man in his 40s driving a tan Ford F-150 truck.

"It's very scary, this person," said Dallas Police Sgt. Gil Cerda. "Whoever this person may be obviously is very upset with something or someone and he's taking it out on innocent victims going down the road."

All four attacks happened along a 3-mile stretch near and on the LBJ Freeway, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.

The first person killed was 20-year-old Jorge Lopez. He was sitting at a traffic light in Garland, Texas, at 5:40 p.m. when a man in a pickup pulled alongside his Nissan and fired shots into the car, said Officer Joe Harn of the Garland police.

A friend said Lopez was "a straight-up good guy, never had problems with anybody, never started anything with anybody. So that's why this seems so out of the blue."

A few minutes later and two miles away on the LBJ Freeway, a gunman fired at two tractor-trailers.

One driver escaped injuries, but the other, 42-year-old William Scott Miller of Frankfort, Kentucky, was shot to death behind the wheel of a United Van Lines truck, police said.

"He was going to be traveling home," said Dallas Police Lt. Craig Miller. "He was about to park his rig. He was going to get on a plane to fly to be with his wife and children for the Christmas season and then come back to this location."

The fourth attack came a mile west on LBJ Freeway when gunfire shattered the windshield of another tractor-trailer. Bullets missed the driver, but flying glass caused minor cuts, police said.

"There's a good possibility we're going to have witnesses at these four different locations and that's what we're banking on," Cerda said
 

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From the news reports, it seems like the attacks happened very quickly. Having a gun would not have helped from what I've seen and read....
 

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Don't doubt that at all. But the entire incident just serves to highlight the kind of really unstable people there are out there. "Hey it's Christmas time, let's go see how many people we can 'pop'". You're right, the way this guy did it, carrying probably would not have been any help, but what if he'd decided to get off the freeway and pull into the mall?
 

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It's a wonder he did not receive return fire! Here in Texas ALL licensed drivers can have a loaded pistol in the car at ALL times. Technically though only CHL holders can take it out of the car to use it if need be.

This ended with the cops pulling the BG over and they heard a shot and the bastard killed himself. Former Police Officer too, sad.
 

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That's very sad indeed. And what I'm about to say is NOT an incitement of LEO's, (as I have several friends that are active/retired) but it doesn't surprise my that he was a former LEO. What does surprise me, now that you report that he ended it, was that he didn't start at a mall.
 

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MountainGator said:
And what I'm about to say is NOT an incitement of LEO's, (as I have several friends that are active/retired) but it doesn't surprise my that he was a former LEO.
What do you mean by that?
 
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