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Road Rage Leads to Innocent 9-Year-Old Shot in Her Head

Road rage can be deadly, even by accident. Please, please please, remember this story the next time someone cuts you off.

For one innocent Houston family, the fate of their 9-year-old hangs in the balance because of street racers not controlling their road rage. Last night a family traveling in their minivan on the Southwest Freeway in Houston were literally caught in a road rage crossfire slowing the racers down. Frustrated one of the street racers started to fire at their minivan.

One of the bullets went right through the back window of their minivan hitting their little girl in the head.

Houston Police Department Investigating 

Houston police are still investigating but reports offer that at this time they believe two vehicles were racing and one of the suspect’s vehicles, described as a white GMC Denali pickup truck, cut off the family’s vehicle several times while on the freeway. The driver of the pickup truck shot into the family’s vehicle, hitting the little girl. Then both vehicles fled the scene.

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The family immediately pulled into a gas station to render aid to their daughter until paramedics arrived. She is in surgery at this time.

Incidents of road rage are on the rise.

According to multiple reports road rage is on the rise, just check out this PDF from the Texas Department of Insurance for more like these shocking statistics, like this one... "Approximately 80% of polled drivers express serious aggression, anger, or road rage at least once a year." It seems road rage occurs for most of us. Click here for the full PDF

Do you know someone who drives a white GMC Denali pickup truck?

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at (713) 308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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