Two children were critically wounded early Tuesday when an apparent road rager opened fire at a vehicle driven by their mother.
The shooting took place just after midnight, News Channel 3 reports. The mother told police that she was driving along Macon Road in Berclair and saw another vehicle approaching “at a rate of speed as if they were being chased.”
The woman pulled over, and the driver of the other vehicle started shooting. An alleged case of road rage ended with two children being shot and critically injured.
“She was just screaming, my son’s been shot.. been shot.. she kept screaming it the whole way over here. Saying ‘can someone help me, can someone help me? Call the police,’” witness Jose Cortez said.
Although she pulled over, she said the driver started shooting at her with her two children in the back seat.
“We just hear her screaming like ‘help, help, help,’” Cortez said.
A 4-year-old was shot in the back and arm, and according to Cortez, “You see blood coming out of his elbow, you can see his bone or something.”
Two children ages 4 and 8 were shot and critically wounded in Memphis by someone during a road rage incident who police said was armed with a semiautomatic rifle. No arrests have been made.
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An 8-year-old in the vehicle was also injured after a bullet hit her leg. Both children are recovering at a local hospital.
So far, no information has been given on the suspect’s possible identity. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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Additional reporting by KC Wildmoon