9-year-old girl shot in apparent Houston road rage incident

(The Hill) — A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head night during an apparent road rage incident in Houston, Texas.

The girl was traveling with her father, mother and 12-year-old brother to a grocery store around 9 p.m. Tuesday when their Chevy Tahoe was caught in the middle of two cars that appeared to be racing, the Houston Police Department said in a statement to The Hill. 

A white GMC Denali cut off the family several times before the driver of the pickup truck swerved behind the Tahoe and someone in the Denali fired a gun directly at the family’s vehicle before fleeing, police said. 

The girl was struck in the head but none of the other family members was injured, police said. The family pulled over to a local gas station and the girl was transported to the Texas Children’s Hospital, where she had surgery overnight. 

She is still listed in critical condition as of the latest police update Wednesday. 

Police said they are still looking to identify the suspects but believe a Hispanic man with short hair, between the age of 20 and 30, was the driver and a Hispanic woman may have been the passenger.


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