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Car with baby inside shot multiple times in highway road rage incident

A motorist on the 2100 South freeway suffered minor injuries Sunday night when someone fired multiple rounds at his vehicle in what troopers say was a case of road rage. An infant and woman inside the car were not injured.

A motorist on the 2100 South freeway suffered minor injuries Sunday night when someone fired multiple rounds at his vehicle in what troopers say was a case of road rage. An infant and woman inside the car were not injured. (Alex Schmidt, Shutterstock)



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WEST VALLEY CITY — A suspected road rage incident late Sunday resulted in shots being fired at another vehicle with an infant inside, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

One man suffered minor injuries but the baby was not harmed.

The incident began just before midnight Sunday on state Route 201 near 3800 West. Two vehicles were headed east when both sideswiped each other, according to the UHP. A short time later, someone in a silver or white late 90s model Jeep Cherokee fired multiple rounds at the victims' vehicle.

Troopers say a man, woman and infant girl were in the vehicle that was shot. Their car was hit multiple times by gunfire. The man who was driving was hit with shrapnel in the arm, according to the UHP. He was not seriously injured and did not seek treatment.

"One round struck the rear passenger side door where the infant was seated but remarkably the child was not injured," according to a UHP statement.

Anyone with information about the gunman or who may have witnessed the incident or saw the Jeep Cherokee is asked to call the Utah Highway Patrol at 801-887-3800.

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