Toddlers injured when road rage shooting ignites fireworks, police say

Police in Texas are investigating a road rage shooting that left a family with severe burns.

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Police in Texas are investigating a road rage shooting that left a family with severe burns.

Two children, aged 1 and 2 years old, had severe burns after a road rage shooting ended up setting off fireworks in their father's truck, police said.

The incident started in a grocery store parking lot in Harris County, Texas. Police said the children's father argued with another man in the parking lot, The Houston Chronical reported. They then drove away, one vehicle following the other, and ended up at a gas station where the argument continued, police said.

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The other man went to his vehicle and grabbed a gun as the father went back to his pickup. That's when the first man fired the gun into the father's truck he tried to drive away, KHOU reported. The gunshot ignited fireworks that the family had just bought which sparked a fire in the truck, the Chronical reported.

The father and mother were also burned, KPRC reported.

Good Samaritans helped pull the family members from the burning vehicle and took them to an area urgent care facility. The children ended up being flown to Galveston, the newspaper reported.

The children were listed in critical condition with severe burns, KHOU reported.

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