An 18-month-old boy was shot in an apparent road-rage shooting in western Houston on Wednesday, May 2, authorities have confirmed.
The incident was unfolded at approx. 1 p.m. on an Interstate 69 frontage road in Houston. The suspect fled the scene and he remains at large.
Description of the suspect was not immediately available.
The father of the child reportedly had a difficult time communicating with the police. He told officials that he cut off another driver accidentally.
The dad said he apologized but the man put out a handgun and fired two shots at his Toyota Camry.
Citing police report, the Houston Chronicle said that the boy was shot in the upper-left part of his back.
According to Police Officer J.G. Jones, the father drove to a convenience store near the street and carried his injured son inside, where a nurse provided him first aid.
The boy was then taken to Texas Children's Hospital. He is reportedly in stable condition. The bullet reportedly missed the spine of the boy by an inch.
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