Girl, 3, injured in possible road rage shooting in city of South Houston

She'll be fine, but the person who shot her remains on the run
April 20, 2014 4:12:50 PM PDT
A young girl was shot Saturday night in the city of South Houston. Someone opened fire on the family's car in what may have been a case of road rage. That driver is still at large.

Three-year-old Leah didn't get to hunt for eggs in her Easter best Sunday. Instead, the little girl was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.

"We've had road rages, but as far as the shooting, it's probably been quite a while, if any," said South Houston Police Chief Herbert Gilbert.

It happened at around 10:30pm. A family of four was driving down south Allen-Genoa near Avenue A when they noticed a car weaving between lanes.

"They just thought they would pass it up on suspicion that this may have been a drunk driver," said Chief Gilbert.

The father, who was driving, says the driver then sped up until he was right next to them.

That father's one-year-old and three-year-old were in the back seat when he says the driver started shooting. There are three bullet holes just inches away from where the children were.

The father says he says he tried to get away, but the driver pulled up next to him and fired off five more shots.

The rear window came crashing down as bullets hit their windshield, the steering wheel and the side of the SUV. One bullet grazed little's Leah's leg.

The suspect raced away.

"We do have word that there may have been other witnesses and we do want to reach out to those witnesses," said Chief Herbert. "Please have them come forward."

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The only description of the suspect's vehicle is that it was a white car with rims. If you have any information in this case, you're asked to call South Houston police.

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