Road rager shoots child's car seat on I-295 in DC

Road rage on I-295 turned into a frightening situation for one D.C. family Thursday morning. 

A Prince George's County woman reported to police that someone shot into her husband's car, hitting her son's car seat.

The man driving the car, Leon Vessels, told FOX 5 he was taking his two boys to school when someone thought he wasn't driving fast enough and proceeded to shoot into the car. 

Vessels said he saw the driver speeding behind him, weaving in and out of traffic along 295 near South Capitol Street. 

He said that morning he was driving on a donut, had his baby and a good friend in the car, and didn't want to speed, so he tried to get over. 

"I noticed the guy was still on my bumper and I felt, and heard something and didn’t know that was a gunshot at first," Vessels recalled. "We hear another boom. And at this point, I’m like he’s not hitting us, he’s shooting at us, and the third one went through the window and hit the baby seat."

Pictures shared on social media show a shattered back window and bullet holes in the car seat — inches away from where the child was sleeping.

"The bullet went through the other side door and if our other son was in the car he probably would’ve got hit," Vessels said. "Road rage is crazy. People are crazy. But I mean it's not that serious. You have the opportunity to go, just go. It’s not worth it."

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Police are investigating the shooting as an assault with a dangerous weapon. 

This is a developing story. Check back with FOX 5 for updates.