A pregnant Texas woman was in critical condition Saturday after she was shot in an apparent road rage incident, and the baby she was carrying was “doing well” after an emergency delivery.
Dallas police said the incident took place at about 10:15 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Murdock Road and Great Trinity Forest Way in southeast Dallas, WFAA reported. The driver of a car cut off another driver, who opened fire on the first vehicle, striking its back-left door and the woman riding in the front passenger seat.
The woman’s boyfriend was driving, police said, and he pulled over at a nearby gas station. Dallas Fire-Rescue took over from there, transporting the girlfriend to Baylor hospital.
The suspected gunman fled the scene and is still at large, police said.
Dallas police announced last week that it would increase its presence on the areas roads as the last four weeks have seen at least eight people shot or killed in road rage incidents.
But Dallas police union president Mike Mata told NBC DFW that the city can’t “police ourselves out of road rage,” instead blaming society for the increase in roadway violence.
“We’re seeing this more and more and that’s where society’s got to look in the mirror and they’ve got to fix themselves,” he said.
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