Shocking moment woman allegedly fires gun at car with child inside

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The shocking moment a 40-year-old woman allegedly fired gunshots at a car with a two-year-old child inside has been caught on camera.

The road rage incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon as a dad and his young son were driving in their car in Houston, Texas, police said.

As the pair exited a highway, they noticed a truck following them, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a statement.

The woman allegedly pointing and firing the gun at a car with a child inside.
Footage shows a woman appearing to point and fire a gun at a speeding car with a young child inside. Source: ABC 13

When both cars came to a stop, the truck’s male driver — named by police as Benjamin Greene — approached the dad’s car and allegedly assaulted him.

As the victim tried to flee in his car, a woman got out of the truck and allegedly fired a gun into the backseat passenger window, Sheriff Gonzalez said.

“Victim continued to drive as the female suspect wildly fired a second shot at him,” he wrote on Twitter.

“A car dealership building was also struck.”

The dad was taken to hospital with a possible bullet graze wound but is in “good condition”.

No one else was injured in the road rage incident, which was filmed by a witness and posted on social media.

In the footage, a woman — named by police as Nazly Ortiz — can be seen allegedly pointing and firing a gun at a speeding car as a man waves his hands in the air.

The man then appears to try and take the gun from the woman before the pair pick something up off the ground and run back to a black truck.

Greene has been charged with assault and Ortiz with aggravated assault, Sheriff Gonzalez said.

Missing mum found dead inside car

The incident comes after a Texas mum of two was found dead inside her car three weeks after she was last seen.

Christina Lee Powell was discovered in the front passenger seat in the car park of a San Antonio shopping centre on Saturday night, just six kilometres from her home.

After noticing a “foul odour” coming from the vehicle, a security guard found her body and called 911.

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