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Man Angry Over Slow Driving Shoots, Kills 3-Year-Old Boy in Arkansas

The crime scene outside the JC Penney at Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center, where the grandmother drove to after her three-year-old grandson was shot in Little Rock, Arkansas on Dec. 17, 2016.

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A horrific tale of extreme road rage took place in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, when a three-year-old boy who was out on a shopping trip with his grandmother was shot and killed. What caused a driver to pick up his weapon? Apparently, the boy’s grandmother “wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign,” according to police. The gunman is still at large.

It all began when the victim’s grandmother was at a stop sign and a car pulled up behind her and honked the horn. The grandmother responded by honking her own horn. And that’s when the driver apparently got out of the car and fired a single shot. The grandmother quickly pulled away and drove to a JC Penney, where she realized her grandson had been injured. The boy was taken to the hospital but he died shortly thereafter.

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Police say the shooter didn’t have any relationship with either the grandmother or the boy and described the killing as a “road rage incident.” Police also asked for the public’s help in locating the gunman.

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The three-year-old boy was the second child in less than a month to be killed by a gunshot while riding a car in Little Rock. On Nov. 22, a two-year-old girl was shot by someone in a passing car although the motive of that shooting is still unknown.

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