Road rage shooting kills 4-year-old boy in front of his parents

LANCASTER, CA – An unauthorized car chase involving gunfire in California left a four-year-old boy dead in front of his parents. The road rage incident occurred on Sierra Highway within the Los Angeles borough of Lancaster around 7:30 pm on Friday.

As reported by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the child’s parents were driving along the road when the driver of another vehicle cut them off. The aggressive driver then started pursuing the family. The child’s father slowed down the vehicle, which prompted the suspect to pull up alongside them. The driver then started firing shots into the family’s car.

One of the bullets from the road rage incident struck the four-year-old boy in the upper torso while he sat in the backseat of his parents’ car. Despite being rushed to the hospital by his parents, the boy could not be saved. An autopsy for the child is pending, and the little boy’s identity has not been publicly disclosed yet.

Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster has expressed his grief over the tragic incident, stating it could have happened to anyone.

Authorities successfully apprehended a 27-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, believed to be linked to the boy’s death, with the aid of Lancaster city’s newly installed camera system for crime prevention.

The identities of the suspects have not been disclosed, and the motive for the road rage incident remains unknown. In their ongoing investigations, the police have confirmed they are not seeking any additional suspects and reported no additional injuries.