2-year-old shot in Tacoma road rage incident
by TRICIA MANNING-SMIWTH / KING 5 News
TACOMA, Wash. – A 2-year-old child was shot Sunday afternoon in what police are saying was a road rage incident.
Police say the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. on E. 56th St.
Police say the girl was riding with her parents when her parents believed another driver cut them off. Her father reportedly retaliated, and cut off the other vehicle.
"Then the second driver fired a handgun into the vehicle, striking a 2-year-old, who was sitting in a car seat in the back seat of that vehicle," said Mark Fulghum of the Tacoma Police Dept.
Police say the second driver took off.
The family drove away and got into a fender-bender.
The Tacoma Fire Department confirmed that they responded to the scene and transported the injured girl to the hospital, where she is recovering.
"All we have is a vague description of the driver of the vehicle described as a Pacific Islander, male, possibly Samaoan, and driving a black Ford Explorer, brown trimmed," said Fulghum.
No information on the license plate is available.
All of this happened on what police say was the little girl's second birthday.