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7-Year-Old Hospitalized After Her Driver Picks a Road Rage Gunfight

DALLAS, TX — A seven-year-old girl was shot by a complete stranger when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in fired upon another driver, and that driver returned fire, CBS DFW reports.

Fortunately, that child survived the horrific ordeal, but the incident led to the arrest of her driver and the investigation of the man who was compelled to defend himself.

According to CBS DFW:

A child is recovering from a gunshot wound after a violent road rage incident Dallas Police said was started by the the man whose vehicle she was a passenger in.

Dallas Police arrested Jaceob Soto, 27 after the shooting in the 3500 block of Julius Schepps Fwy shortly before 9:00 p.m. Friday.

Soto told police while he was driving his Chevy Tahoe on Northwest Hwy, he became involved in a road rage incident with the a driver of a silver Ford Mustang.

Police said Soto, driving with a child in his SUV, fired his gun at the silver Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, who also had a weapon, told police he was in fear for his life and fired his gun at Soto’s vehicle, striking the child.

She was rushed to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injures. Soto was charged with aggravated assault. An injury to a child offense will go before the grand jury against the driver of the silver Mustang.


If the driver of that Mustang is brought up on charges against that child, I’ll be absolutely astounded. Unless there was more violence that preceded the gunshots that constituted a deadly threat, this absolute idiot who opened fire on another while driving a car and with a young girl in the vehicle is responsible for what followed.

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