The 12-year-old boy was a passenger in his family’s truck when he was shot to death early Sunday in Houston, Texas, police told.
Around 1.am. Sunday, the family was driving on the Gulf Freeway feeder road when a red sedan pulled alongside the truck and fired some shots, said Houston Police representative John Cannon.
The boy was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Video from the scene reveals many bullet holes on the surface of the truck.
Houston Police Assistant Chief Henry Gaw told to CNN affiliate KTRK, “Road rage or not, shots being fired into a vehicle you don’t know who you’re going to hit, that’s uncalled for. That’s illegal and we just can’t have this.”
There were other children in the truck along with the boy’s parents, KTRK reported
Police are yet examining the circumstances around the shooting and told road rage could be one possible reason. They are requesting anyone with information to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
In July, two young children and their parents were hurt when a man in Houston fired a gun inside the family’s car after an apparent “road rage incident,” igniting the newly purchased fireworks inside.