A Washington DC family is recovering after their son’s car seat was shot multiple times during a traffic accident Thursday morning.
Leon Vessels was driving one of his two sons to school as the scary situation on Interstate 295 unfolded, FOX 5 in DC reported. He told the outlet another driver must have thought he wasn’t going fast enough and started shooting into his car.
Before the shooting, Vessels said he noticed a driver behind him weaving in and out of traffic at high speed near South Capitol Street.
He reportedly tried to switch because he was riding on a spare tire, had his child and a good friend in the car, and didn’t want to speed.
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“I noticed the guy was still on my bumper and I felt and heard something and didn’t know at first it was a gunshot,” Vessels told FOX 5. “We’re hearing another boom. And at that point, I’m like him. He doesn’t hit us, he shoots us, and the third one went through the window and hit the child seat.”
Images shared on the mother’s Instagram account showed a shattered rear window and bullet holes in the car door and seat.
In the social media post, the mother said the little boy was asleep in the car seat when the shots were fired. Luckily he wasn’t hurt.
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Vessels said a bullet went through the other side door and would have hit his other son had he also been in the car.
“Road Rage is insane. People are crazy,” Vessels told FOX 5. “But I mean, it’s not that serious. You have the option to go, just go. It is not worth it.”
The suspect was not found as of Saturday morning but is said to have been driving a black Mitsubishi Mirage with temporary tags, according to the family.
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