Houston, TX- A one year old boy has been injured in a road rage shooting in Houston.
The boy’s father was driving on the Southwest Freeway in southwest Houston on Wednesday around 1:15 p.m. hen the suspect fired his gun at least once, striking the child in the upper shoulder near his neck.
The incident appears to have sparked after the father accidentally cut off the suspect, Houston Police Assistant Chief James Jones said. The vehicles did not come in contact with each other, and the father even tried to apologize to the suspect for cutting him off, Jones said.
The father then pulled into a Phillips 66 gas station and ran inside with the baby, police said. Once inside, he called for help and tried to help his son stay alert and awake, the spokeswoman said.
The father was frantic as he carried his bleeding child into the store.
Another child was also inside the car. A female passenger was inside the suspect's vehicle at the time, the spokeswoman said.
The toddler was transported to the Texas Children's Hospital and is in stable condition, the spokeswoman said.
Police have not yet identified a suspect, but investigators are searching for a newer model of a light blue Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, Jones said.
The Houston Police Department's homicide unit is investigating the case since a 1-year-old was involved, the spokeswoman said.