Home / National News / Boy Fatally Shot in Road Rage Incident in Arkansas, Gunman at Large

 

(NEW YORK) —  A three-year-old Arkansas boy was fatally shot in a road rage incident Saturday night while on a shopping trip with his grandmother, police said.

The gunman fled the scene and remains at large. Little Rock Police describe the suspect as a tall black man who drove an older black Chevrolet Impala.

BREAKING: 3-year-old shooting victim located at JC Penny in NW. It is believed that the shooting happened in SW LR. pic.twitter.com/AyNvncbOhU

— Sarafina Brooks (@KATVSarafina) December 18, 2016

“Tonight’s homicide was a road rage incident,” confirmed Little Rock Police in a tweet, adding that “the grandma and 3 year old victim are innocent and have no relationship w/ the suspect.”

Tonight’s homicide was a road rage incident, the grandma and 3 year old victim are innocent and have no relationship w/ the suspect.

— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) December 18, 2016

Little Rock Police Lt. Steve McClanahan confirmed to ABC News that the child and his grandmother were were at a stop sign when the suspected shooter became angry that the grandmother “wasn’t moving fast enough,” so he exited his vehicle and opened fire.

The boy was struck by bullets at least once, but the grandmother was not struck. She drove away and called police outside a JC Penney at a nearby shopping mall.

The boy was transported to a hospital where he died.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

 

Recent posts in National News