9-year-old shot in head during Houston road rage incident: cops

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9-year-old shot in head during Houston road rage incident: cops

A 9-year-old girl headed to a grocery store with her family in Houston was shot in the head in a suspected road rage attack, police said.

The girl was traveling in a Chevrolet Tahoe with her parents and 12-year-old brother when they saw two other cars racing on the Southwest Freeway at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, cops told KHOU.

As the family’s Tahoe tried to get out of the way, the vehicle somehow got in-between the two speeding cars — prompting the driver of a white GMC Denali to open fire on the SUV, police said.

“They drove and started shooting into the Tahoe, and sadly enough, a little 9-year-old girl was shot in the head,” Houston police Lt. Ronald Willkens told the station. “We’re going to do everything we can to find these individuals.”

A man and woman were believed to be inside the Denali, which had distinctive arrow marks on its rear blinkers, Willkens said.

The girl, who was in critical condition after being wounded, was in surgery Tuesday, Willkens said.

Street sign.
Two cars came racing toward the family’s vehicle on the Southwest Freeway at about 9 p.m.
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Scene of shooting.
The family’s car got in between the racing vehicles and one of the drivers opened fire.
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Scene of shooting.
The 9-year-old daughter was shot in the head and rushed to the hospital.
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A police spokesman told The Post the girl remained in critical condition early Wednesday. The girl’s mother, father and older brother were not hurt.

After the girl was shot, the driver of the family’s SUV pulled over near a gas station, KTRK reported. Paramedics then took the girl to Texas Children’s Hospital, where her condition was immediately unclear, the station reported late Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-8477.

Scene of shooting.
The girl’s mother, father and older brother were not shot.
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Police at scene of shooting.
The young girl underwent surgery and remains in critical condition.
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