Bullet goes through car door, barely missing toddler’s foot during road rage incident

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:42 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An apparent road rage incident took a terrifying turn Friday morning as a driver pulled out a gun and fired a shot at a vehicle, nearly missing a toddler’s foot.

West Virginia State Police reports the incident happened on the on-ramp of I-64 near Huntington High School.

The victim tells WSAZ.com a male driver with a female passenger was tailgating his vehicle when all of a sudden he heard a loud bang that sounded like a firecracker.

As the driver tried to calm his 3-year-old buckled in the backseat, he said he could smell gun smoke.

According to investigators, a bullet went through a backseat door and hit the child’s blanket. The bullet missed the little boy’s foot by about three inches.

According to investigators, a bullet went through a backseat door and hit the child’s blanket.
According to investigators, a bullet went through a backseat door and hit the child’s blanket.(WSAZ)

The victim says the person accused in the road rage incident continued driving East on I-64 at a high rate of speed.

The victim says he was taking his son to a doctor’s appointment when the incident occurred.

West Virginia State Police is reviewing surveillance video from neighboring businesses in hopes of locating the person accused of firing the weapon at the vehicle.

The victim has described the vehicle involved as an older orange four-door sedan with a damaged bumper.

West Virginia State Police says the vehicle has dark tinted windows, damage and paint peeling on the front end.

Below is a picture of the suspected car released by West Virginia State Police:

West Virginia State Police releases picture of car allegedly involved in road rage shooting...
West Virginia State Police releases picture of car allegedly involved in road rage shooting that occurred in Huntington, August 5.(West Virginia State Police)

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huntington Detachment of West Virginia State Police at (304)528-5555 or call 911.

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