(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta police are hunting the impatient driver who became enraged when a minivan didn't move quickly enough when a light turned green and then fired a gun at the mini van, injuring a four-year-old toddler strapped into his car seat.
The mother of Korda, the boy who was hurt, said that the driver behind her turned angry when she didn't accelerate at a green light fast enough on Tuesday.
"Once he blew his horn, I blew my horn back like, okay, I hear you," Tammitha Williams said.
When Williams made a turn, the angry driver followed her.
"The next thing I know, he's behind me, he's weaving back and forth in traffic like coming beside my car and I'm like, what's wrong with this man? He jumped back behind me and that's when I heard the gunshot," Williams said.
The bullet penetrated the back door and then went through the backseat of the van. It was strong enough to go through Korda's car seat.
"I was panicking, I was praying because I didn't know where he got hit or anything, so I'm just praying, asking God to make sure he's OK," Williams said.
Williams said that Korda remained surprisingly calm.
"He didn't cry at all, he was a big boy...I cried like a baby myself," she said.
Korda was shot in his buttocks.
"I got a big hole in my van, not only in my van. I got it in my heart because they really hurt my baby," Williams said. "I don't know this person, but he hurt me...it could have been a whole different outcome, he could have been dead and gone, I could have been burying a 4-year-old."
Dekalb County Police Chief Bill O'Brien said it was only a matter of inches that saved Korda's life.
"We are very lucky because we could just as easy be working a homicide case today," O'Brien said. "He's [Korda's] extremely lucky, a matter of inches in any direction, it could have hit him in the spine. If the shot had been fired a little higher, it could have even hit him in the back of the head."
Police have recovered ballistic evidence and believe the shooter was a man driving with a woman in a white SUV.
Korda will return to the hospital next week for a procedure, but doctors say the bullet hit soft tissue and luckily, he will fully recover.
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