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Texas mom shot in the back trying to protect 7-year-old daughter

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A Texas mom was critically wounded early Monday when she was shot while shielding her 7-year-old daughter during a road rage incident.

The incident took place shortly after 7 a.m., when San Antonio police said an unidentified male driver, believing he was cut off, opened fire on the car with the mother and child on Interstate 35, according to a report by KSAT-TV.

A woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a road rage shooting on November 15, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.
A woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a road rage shooting on November 15, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.
Courtesy of KSAT
According to police, the shooting happened a little after 7 am on I-35 and Theo Avenue.
According to police, the shooting happened a little after 7 a.m. at I-35 and Theo Avenue.
Courtesy of KSAT
Police said that a man opened fired on the driver because the shooter thought that he had been cut off from the turning lane.
Police said a man opened fired on the driver because the shooter thought he had been cut off from the turning lane.
Courtesy of KSAT

The 29-year-old mom jumped into the back seat to shield the child from the gunfire and was struck in the back, KSAT said.

The woman’s husband drove her to Mission Trails Baptist Hospital, where she was transported to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries, the outlet said.

Cops are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident as they search for the unidentified shooter.

Police have also recovered several shell casings on a highway on-ramp.

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