US: Girl, 9, shot in head in suspected road-rage shooting

The child has been hospitalised in critical condition



By AP

Published: Thu 10 Feb 2022, 6:51 AM

A 9-year-old girl was shot in the head in what Houston police suspect was a road-rage shooting after her family’s sport utility vehicle came between two racing vehicles, police said.

The incident happened shortly after 9pm Tuesday on Interstate 69 in southwestern Houston.

A police statement says the family’s SUV was inbound when it got between two vehicles that appeared to be racing. One of the vehicles, a white pickup truck, cut off the SUV several times, then pulled behind the SUV.

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Someone in the truck then fired shots at the SUV, wounding the girl, who was hospitalised in critical condition.

No suspects have been identified nor arrests made.


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