A family of four, including two children, is in critical condition after a road accident ended in flames Thursday night near Houston, Texas.
The authorities say the family drove in their truck in Harris County when the father entered a dispute with another driver on the road.
Both drivers went to a gas station where the other driver pulled out a gun. The father tried to drive, but when the other driver fired at his truck, the shot hit the vehicle and turned off fireworks that the family was transporting, police said.
Dramatic video from the scene shows recordings of the family's truck in flames.
The family was rushed to the emergency room after good Samaritans came to the rescue. The two children aged 1 and 3 fled to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, police said.
HCFMO investigators are on a scene involving a vehicle fire that occurred after a road rage shooting incident. 2 children and 2 adults were burned. Burns occurred when fireworks inside the car went out because of gun shots. More info when available. #hounews pic.twitter.com/4RGxZiTK1M
– Harris Co. FMO (@hcfmo) July 5, 2019
The suspect who fired the shots is still unknown and officials at the Harris County Sheriff's Office said there is a possibility that there were also children in the suspect's vehicle.
There is a $ 5,000 reward for any tips that lead to the suspect's arrest.