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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are searching for the driver who opened fire on an SUV, with a mother and young child inside, along Interstate-35 in Dallas.

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Diamond Dixon told CBS 11 News she was leaving Texas heading home to Oklahoma City when the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on January 19.

Starr said she was on the interstate, near the Mañana Drive exit, when a driver in a car swerved in front of her. The mother said when she swerved and blew her horn the male suspect pulled in front of her and slammed on his brakes.

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According to Dixon, after regaining control of her vehicle from the sudden stop, she managed to drive around the suspect. It was then the man in the car pulled alongside the SUV and fired at least 3 rounds.

Dixon’s 9-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the backseat, was struck by at least one bullet. The little girl was stable when she was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery.

The gunfire also hit and blew out a back tire on the SUV.

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Police are searching for the suspect, described as a white male, slightly balding, with a salt and pepper goatee. The man was last seen traveling north, in a white-colored, older model sedan.