Seminole deputies look for masked man who ambushed, shot driver

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County investigators said they are searching for the man who opened fire and apparently tried to kill a man as he was driving home from work.

The victim told investigators a masked man blocked his car, and wouldn't stop shooting.

Investigators said it happened on Celery Avenue near Beardall Avenue in Sanford around midnight Thursday.
     
The man was headed home from Sanford to Deltona on the stretch of rural road that he said he drives nearly every night.

Investigators said he was cut off and then shot when his assailant jumped out of a car and opened fire on him.

The victim managed to drive himself home to his brother, who found him bloody and scared.

"When you came outside and saw the car with the bullet holes, and you looked at your brother, what did you think?" WFTV reporter Kenneth Craig asked the man's brother.
 
"I was, I mean, I was shaking myself," he replied.
   
The brother said he and the victim run a Sanford gas station together.

He says his brother had just left work and was 10 minutes into his drive when a dark Camry pulled in front of him, and a man jumped out of a passenger seat and began shooting.

He said his brother told him he thought he was going to die.

He said his brother tried to drive off but was followed by the car carrying his assailant, who kept shooting until the victim finally got away.

The victim's brother called 911 and the victim was taken to the hospital.

The victim's car was hit eight times by gunfire, but he was hit only once, in the hand.
     
Seminole County investigators said they have no suspects and don't know what prompted the act of violence.