Girl, 9, shot in head in suspected Texas road-rage shooting

Family’s SUV came between two racing vehicles

9-year-old road rage victim identified by family (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A 9-year-old girl was shot in the head in what Houston police suspect was a road-rage shooting after her family’s sport utility vehicle came between two racing vehicles, police said.

The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 69 in southwestern Houston.

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A police statement says the family’s SUV was inbound when it got between two vehicles that appeared to be racing. One of the vehicles, a white pickup truck, cut off the SUV several times, then pulled behind the SUV.

Someone in the truck then fired shots at the SUV, wounding the girl, who was hospitalized in critical condition.

The family identified the girl as 9-year-old Ashanti Grant, according to KPRC, KSAT’s sister station in Houston.

No suspects have been identified nor arrests made.

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