A 12-year-old boy from Houston, Texas is in stable condition after he was fired and was hit while riding in his family’s truck early Sunday morning, police said.
The family members were driving on the Gulf Freeway feeder road on Sunday, October 6, at 1 a.m. when a red sedan pulled adjacent to the truck and fired numerous shots, hitting the boy in the limb, said John Cannon, Houston Police representative.
The boy was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police told that multiple bullet holes were on the side of the truck at the scene.
“Road rage or not, shots being fired into a vehicle you don’t know who you’re going to hit, that’s uncalled for,” Henry Gaw, Houston Police Assistant Chief told sources. “That’s illegal and we just can’t have this.“
Sources stated that there were other kids in the truck accompanying the boy’s parents.
Police are still examining the details around the shooting and spoke road rage could be one possible reason.
This year, 2 young kids and their parents were wounded in July, when a man in Houston fired a rifle inside the family’s car after a plausible “road rage incident,” inflaming the newly acquired fireworks inside the car. The family was hurt in the process.
Police are still investigating the event and are determined to catch the suspect as soon as they can.