Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico are searching for a man, aged somewhere between mid 20’s and early 30’s, who was driving a dark red Toyota sedan, who shot at another vehicle during a road rage incident, killing a four-year-old girl.
Fox News reports that officers say that the gunman was driving a Toyota Corolla or Camry, with a spoiler on the back and dark tinted windows. The vehicle had a University of New Mexico plate on it.
The shooter drove West down Interstate 40 and pulled along side the vehicle the child was in. Around 3:00 PM, the man began shooting, striking the child in the head. The father called the incident an act of road rage.
The parents were unable to identify the man, and initially police received conflicting reports about the color and size of the vehicle. A pickup truck with a bullet hole in the rear window was seen pulled over, but police have not confirmed it to be in connection to this incident.
A woman who was on the interstate prior to the shooting said that she saw a red truck driving recklessly, and said that two vehicles, a red sedan and a red truck were in the middle of a road rage incident. She got off the highway with fear that something bad was going to happen. Shortly after, she was notified on her phone that a child had been shot near where she was on the highway.
The father pulled over right after the incident. After Sheriffs arrived, the girl was rushed to University of New Mexico hospital where she was pronounced dead. Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses in efforts to find the shooter.