It’s been a hard few days for young kids and guns, after a couple of kids accidentally shot themselves over the weekend. Now, a 4-year-old is fighting for his life after being shot in the head in a road rage incident.
The Cleveland, Ohio, child, who has not yet been identified, was traveling with his mother in an SUV on the I-90 near the Dead Man’s Curve on Sunday night. A white Pontiac was blocking the road as she approached West 28th Street and Division Avenue. The mother, 27-year-old Cecelia Hill, began honking her horn repeatedly.
The Pontiac, which had tinted windows, let her through, but then began following her. A few minutes after, someone from inside the Pontiac opened fire. Eight shots were fired, four of which hit Hill’s car, and one of them hit her 4-year-old son in the head.
At the time of the incident, Hill’s 7-year-old daughter was also in the car, but she was not injured. Cleveland police said that the injured boy was sitting in the rear passenger side seat.
Hill immediately exited the freeway to request assistance. Her son was rushed to the hospital, but he was reported as conscious and breathing when EMS arrived at the scene.