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Man shoots 8-year-old girl in front of her mother during road rage incident

By Mason White 5:08 PM December 25, 2016
Joshua Eric Constantine
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man who was angry that a mother was upset about his driving, decided to shoot her young daughter, according to police in Oregon.

Portland police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Joshua Eric Constantine, after being accused of firing a shot into the vehicle of the mother who was driving on the interstate.

Constantine has been charged with Attempted Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and his bail has been set at $270,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday around 3:00 p.m. East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 8500 block of Northeast Multnomah Street.

As officers were responding to the scene, they learned that the victim was an eight-year-old girl and she suffered a superficial injury in the foot after Constantine fired a shot from a passing vehicle on I-84.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made contact with the victim and her family. The victim was treated at the scene, and did not require medical treatment at a hospital.

Officers learned that the victim was in the back seat of the car being driven by her mother eastbound on I-84 when Constantine, who was driving a minivan, was driving recklessly, nearly causing the victim’s mother to crash.

The victim’s mother drove past the van when Constantine fired a shot at her car, striking her daughter. Another child in the back seat was not injured.