A 2-year-old Lakewood girl is recovering from her injuries after being shot in what police are calling an incident of ‘road rage‘ in Tacoma on Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred on the girl’s second birthday.
According to a report in Tacoma’s The News Tribune, a traffic incident occurred around 82nd Street and McKinley Avenue East around 2pm. The girl’s father apparently thought a vehicle had “cut him off” so he cut the other vehicle off. That is when the driver of the second vehicle shot at the sedan the girl was riding in and she was hit.
Road rage is when a driver or passenger attempts to intimidate, injure or kill a driver or passenger in another vehicle on the road. Most road rage cases occur because of drivers cutting each other off, because of lane changes, parking spot disputes or gestures. Males are the perpetrators in most cases of road rage. In this case, police are looking for a Pacific Islander male, possibly Samoan, driving a black Ford Explorer.
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