4-year-old Boy Killed by Gunfire in Front of Parents in Lancaster Road Rage Attack


On Friday night, a young boy was shot and killed in Southern California. Police are calling it an act of road rage.
It happened in the 44600 block of Sierra Highway around 7:29 p.m.

A father and mother were traveling near Sierra Highway and East Avenue J when the suspect, according to deputies from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, swerved to avoid them.

According to authorities, the guy allegedly started trailing them across many surface streets after that.

The victim driver slowed down as the suspect driver drove up beside the victim’s car and started firing, according to a statement provided by the sheriff’s department.

Gunfire hit the 4-year-old child in the upper body, according to police. He was riding a shotgun in the backseat. The boy’s parents took him to the emergency room right away, but he passed away there.

Shortly after the shooting, the sheriff’s department reported, they found the suspect’s car in the neighborhood.

Two people, one of them 29 years old and the other 27 years old, have been taken into custody regarding the death.

On Saturday, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris posted to Facebook, stating that the city’s newly set surveillance cameras had helped identify and follow the perpetrators.

“We know where they’ve been, we know where they’re going, so when a crime is committed, we can go back in time and find out where they are,” ABC7 said.

Fortunately, no one else was hurt.

Parris expressed his deepest sympathies for the victims as the inquiry progresses.

He spoke about how the family is in their prayers. We get that this is a wonderful family. People from their church have spoken with me. It’s hard to fathom that any of our families may have been affected. Any one of us may have been the one.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau may be reached at (323) 890-5500. Anyone with information is welcome to call. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online.

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