[Ed. – A repeat of this tragic story except that the child will survive.]
Portland police are investigating a case of road rage on Interstate 84 Tuesday afternoon that ended with an 8-year-old girl suffering a gunshot wound to her foot.
Officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of a shooting at 2:56 p.m. in the 8500 block of Northeast Multnomah Street. When they arrived at the scene the learned the victim had been shot from a vehicle passing them on I-84.
Medical personnel arrived and treated the victim for her superficial injury. She did not require immediate transportation to a hospital.
According to police, the girl had been in the back seat of a car being driven east on I-84 by her mother when they came upon another person driving a minivan in a reckless manner, almost causing the victim’s mother to crash.
The mother then said someone shot from the van into her vehicle, hitting her daughter, as she drove past it. Another child in the backseat of the car was uninjured.