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She Honked at Him. He Shot Her Daughter

9-year-old girl in backseat shot during Dallas road rage incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2020 12:37 PM CST
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(Newser) – A woman driving in Dallas Sunday night honked at a man who swerved in front of her car—and the road rage incident ended with the woman's 9-year-old daughter shot. The woman was approaching an exit on Interstate 35 when she swerved out of the man's way and honked as she passed him, WFAA reports. Police say the man, who was driving a white sedan, then pulled in front of the woman's SUV and hit the brakes. The woman lost control of her vehicle but was able to regain control, avoid a crash, and drive around the sedan, the Dallas News reports. That's when police say the suspect drove up next to the SUV and started shooting, firing off at least three rounds at the driver's side.

The girl was sitting in the backseat and was hit once on her left side; she was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition. No one else was injured, and police are searching for the suspect, who was described as a balding white man with a graying goatee and was last seen driving northbound on I-35 near the Manana Drive exit in his older-model sedan. (Read more road rage stories.)

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