( 4UMF NEWS ) Pregnant 18-Year-Old Shot In Eye:
A pregnant, 18-year-old is clinging to life after she was shot in the eye in a case of California road rage, police said.
The unidentified woman, the passenger in an SUV, is in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center after being shot in the left eye on a Reedley, Calif., roadway Sunday night, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
“To have road rage transpire into something this big, we don’t see it that often,” Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesperson Tony Botti told KFSN. “We do know that tempers flare on the road though and people act in different ways.”
The attack appears unprovoked and happened at 10:30 p.m. after the 26-year-old husband of the victim passed a slower SUV, cops said. The other SUV with at least two people inside apparently pulled up to the victim and fired at least one shot into the vehicle through the driver’s side window.
After pulling off the road at the county line in neighboring Tulare County, the husband flagged down a passerby who called 911.
“I got the vehicle right here I’m going to be following them to the hospital – stating his wife is dead,” according to a dispatch recording of an officer at the scene obtained by KFSN.
The victim, about three months pregnant, was airlifted to Fresno after being taken to nearby Adventist Medical Center, Fresno County Sheriff’s said.
The fetus’ condition is unknown.
Police described the unknown attackers’ SUV as a tan Chevy Tahoe, Suburban or GMC Yukon.
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