INDIANAPOLIS – A man driving along I-65 near downtown Indianapolis became victim of an interstate shooting yesterday evening, February 23, 2023 around 6:25 p.m.
He was driving a white Chrysler 200 on I-65 southbound near 21st Street when he was shot at by the driver of another vehicle.
The victim was struck by the gunfire, he was able to drive himself to the 21st Street Exit to call 911. First responders from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indianapolis Fire Department responded and provided medical aid to the victim before he was transported to an area hospital by Indianapolis EMS.
The victim is in stable condition and expected to recover.
Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives determined the the driver of the white Chrysler 200 was in the left lane and passing a black Nissan Altima that was in the center lane. The driver of the Nissan, described as a Hispanic male, fired at least one round at the Chrysler.
The bullet went through the passenger door and struck the driver in the leg, then exited the Chrysler through the driver’s door. There was nobody else in the Chrysler and it is unknown if the Nissan was occupied by more people than the driver. Investigators believe this shooting stemmed from a road rage incident that began moments before the shooting.
This incident is the eighth interstate shooting in the Indianapolis District so far this year. Troopers have also investigated 35 additional incidents of someone pointing or displaying a firearm during a road rage incident on Indianapolis area interstates since January 1st.
If you have information about this incident please contact the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577 or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).
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