Young children, parents sent to hospital after road rage shooting ignites fireworks in car

HOUSTON — A gunshot in a road rage incident ignited fireworks and sent a family of four to the hospital, KTRK reports.

At about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the shooting in Houston.

A father was arguing with another person when they pulled out a gun, officials say.

The shooter fired at the car as the father tried to drive away.

The gunshot, in turn, set off fireworks inside the car causing a fire.

Good Samaritans nearby reportedly, came to help get the family to an emergency room, according to KTRK.

A 1-year-old and a 2-year-old are in critical condition after suffering extensive burns.

It is unclear how the other two people who were in the car are doing.

The shooter left in a Ford Expedition, and the sheriff’s office said the shooter may have been with the family earlier that night.

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