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Baby injured by shrapnel in road rage shooting on northwest side, police say

Authorities are investigating a potential road-rage incident in which a driver allegedly chased and shot at another, despite having a baby in their vehicle.

SAN ANTONIO — For the third time in the last seven days, San Antonio police say a baby was hurt in a gun-violence incident.

This time, it's a 6-month-old who has been hospitalized. Authorities say the baby sustained shrapnel injuries from what they're calling a road rage attack.

Police say the incident started around 9 p.m. Sunday  at the corner of Braun and Tezel roads in northwest San Antonio.

One driver told police that a man in a white sedan ran a red light, so he honked. At that point, the driver told police, the sedan driver became angry and started to chase him.

Police said as the two vehicles continued down the road, the driver of the sedan started shooting at the victim.

Officers said that while shots were being fired, the alleged gunman had a 22-year-old woman and the baby in the car with him, adding the baby was injured by flying shrapnel during the attack.

When the incident came to a halt, the windshield of the white sedan appeared shattered.

Police said at some point, the suspect stopped at a store and dropped off the passengers. But he gave chase again and continued to shoot at the victim.

That victim, they said, went to a nearby gas station to get help from law enforcement. Police said they found the gunman nearby and were able to take him into custody. 

The man, whose name and bond amount have not yet been released, is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child.


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