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9-year-old girl injured by gunfire on Dallas highway



DALLAS (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was injured by gunfire after a man shot into a moving car in a “road rage incident” on a Dallas highway, police said Monday.

Officers were searching for the man they said shot at least three times into an SUV Sunday. A woman was driving the SUV with another man as a passenger and her daughter in the back seat, police said

The suspected gunman opened fire after a near-collision between his older, white sedan and the SUV around 9:30 p.m., police said.

The woman told police that the man cut in front of her SUV, forcing her to swerve as both vehicles sped north on a highway in Northwest Dallas. The man then cut in front again, slamming on his breaks and nearly causing a crash.

The woman said he then pulled up alongside the SUV and fired into the driver's side, according to police.

The girl was shot once in her left side, police said. She was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Police described the suspected gunman as having a salt-and-pepper goatee and thinning hair.

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