SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A 6-month-old baby is expected to recover after police the baby was hit by shrapnel during what is being described as a road-rage shootout.
Officers responded to call about shots fired Saturday night around 9 pm, and police say there had been shootout between at least two cars as they rammed one another on Tezel Road.
Investigators say it all started when the driver of one car honked at the other after it ran a red light.
One of the drivers, a 22-year-old man, had a woman and the baby in the car, and police later found that the infant had been hit by what might have been shrapnel. KSAT-TV reports the baby was not in a car seat during the chase.
The baby was later taken to the hospital.
One of the drivers has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child.
Police say the investigation continues on a crime scene that may extend for several blocks.
No other injuries were reported.
This is the third baby to be hurt or killed by gunfire over the last week in San Antonio.
A man was accused of shooting his ex-wife and two toddlers on April 10, killing one of the children.
Two days later, a baby was shot while in the arms of her mother during a fight over a gun.
Additional reporting by KTSA’s Christian Blood