KENT, Wash. — A 1-year-old girl riding in the back of a car was shot in the head and critically injured Thursday afternoon in Kent.
According to Harborview Medical Center, the baby remained in critical condition Friday morning.
The child was struck in the head by gunfire around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Fenwick Road and Reith Road, police said. Kent police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson said the girl was in a car seat in the back seat of a silver Chevrolet Impala and her parents were in the front seat when a black car pulled alongside at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Robinson says both the driver and passenger in the black car fired at the silver car, then drove off.
Police originally said the incident was sparked by road rage, but later said it didn't seem likely.
Police did not offer any details on the possible conflict between occupants of the two cars.
Investigators said at least four or five shots were fired. The child’s parents were in their silver car at the time and were not injured.