Three-year-old Boy Dies in Arkansas Road Rage Shooting

Three-year-old Boy Dies in Arkansas Road Rage Shooting
Sun Dec 18, 2016 13:10:08

A 3-year-old boy has been shot and killed in a road rage shooting in the US state of Arkansas, authorities say.

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The boy was on a shopping trip by his grandmother in Little Rock on Saturday evening when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s car, police said.

The boy and his grandmother were at the stop sign when the driver apparently got angry and shot at the car because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough.”

The woman drove away unharmed and called police, who arrived later and found the boy in the car outside a department store.

The boy was taken to hospital, but died shortly after being hospitalized, according to Police Lt. Steve McClanahan.

"The grandmother was driving the car and was taking her grandson shopping when the incident occurred," McClanahan wrote. "We believe she and the victim were completely innocent and they have no relationship with the suspect."

The killing comes just weeks after a 2-year-old girl was fatally shot while riding near South Harrison Street and West Charles Bussey Avenue.

The shooter has not been captured since the incident on November 22.

"As you can probably understand that's very, very frustrating to our police agency, as it should be to our community," said Little Rock Police Department Chief Kenton Buckner.

"We cannot have a community to where the least protected among us — being infants — are dying [in] these senseless crimes in our city."

The death of the boy marks Little Rock's 40th homicide of the year.

Also on Saturday, a two-year-old child and another person were wounded and four others were killed in a shooting at a home in Chicago's far South Side neighborhood of Fernwood.