Baby shot in head in apparent road rage case, police say

The baby was in "very critical condition" Friday

SEATTLE (AP) — A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in what suburban Seattle police describe as an apparent case of road rage.

The baby was in “very critical condition” Friday, a day after the shooting, said Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The child was in a car seat in the back of a silver Chevrolet Impala and her parents were in the front seat when a black car pulled alongside around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Kent police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson said.

Robinson said the driver and passenger of the black car opened fire, then drove off, but police did not give details on the possible conflict between the people in both vehicles.

The shooting took place at an intersection near an apartment complex.

Linda Johnston, who lives nearby, ran outside after she heard gunshots.

“I was sitting in my bedroom here and heard the shots. ‘Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam,” she told Seattle television station KOMO. “The baby was on the ground, and other people were doing CPR on the baby, and the mother was in hysterics and the dad was in hysterics, too.”

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