2-year-old girl shot in Tacoma road rage incident

2-year-old girl shot in Tacoma road rage incident
TACOMA, Wash. - A 2-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a road rage incident Sunday afternoon in southeast Tacoma.

Emergency personnel were called to the 600 block of E. 56th Street after 2 p.m., said Tacoma Fire Department spokesperson Jolene Davis.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the driver of a black Ford Explorer became embroiled in a road rage incident with another vehicle that had a family inside.

The driver of the Ford Explorer shot into the other vehicle near the intersection of 82nd Street and McKinley Avenue. The bullet hit the little girl in the leg as she was riding in the back seat, Fulghum said.

The driver of the family vehicle then drove away from the scene to escape from the shooter, and got into a minor traffic accident on 56th Street, where police and medics responded.

The child was rushed to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma, where she was reported to be in stable condition. She is expected to recover, Davis said.

The driver of the Ford Explorer also fled from the scene and remains at large. Police are searching for him, Fulghum said.