Baby delivered next to highway after pregnant woman shot in road rage attack

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A woman has given birth to a baby despite being shot in a brutal road rage attack.

The woman was a passenger in a car with her boyfriend driving on Great Trinity Forest Way in Dallas, in the US state of Texas, on Friday (local time) about 10.30pm when someone shot at their car, police told ABC News.

The man had cut-off the other driver before opening fire and hitting the woman who was in the front passenger seat.

The woman gave birth moments after being shot.
The woman gave birth moments after being shot. Source: Fox4

He pulled over into a nearby petrol station where the woman gave birth.

The baby is OK but she was hospitalised in a critical condition.

A car pulled over in a Dallas petrol station after a shooting.
A pregnant woman gave birth after she was shot in a road rage attack in Dallas, Texas. Source: NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth he’s frustrated by the increase of road rage violence.

"We cannot police ourselves out of road rage, that is an individual who is choosing to use violence just because of internal anger, because somebody cut them off, or they did something that they took as an insult on a roadway," Mr Mata said.

The shooter is yet to be found.

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