Shots fired, man injured on Indianapolis interstate

INDIANAPOLIS- February 9, 2024, at approximately 8:13 a.m., Indiana State Police Dispatchers received a 911 call from a man reporting that he had been shot by another driver and was injured. Troopers were dispatched to meet with the man on Keystone Avenue near I-70. Upon arrival, the troopers located the man with an injury consistent with a gunshot wound. The man was transported by IEMS to a local hospital for treatment, his injuries were non-life threatening.

Indiana State Police Detectives responded to the scene; the information they gathered was that the driver of a blue sedan allegedly fired at least one shot out of the passenger window toward the victim, who was driving a white Nissan. The bullet entered through the driver’s door of the Nissan and struck the driver on the left side. The two vehicles had entered I-70 westbound from Shadeland Avenue just before the incident. Detectives are looking for surveillance video, as well as checking Flock Cameras to identify the suspect’s vehicle. 

This was the second interstate shooting incident of the day in that area. At approximately 4:30 p.m., troopers received reports of the driver of a white van firing shots at another vehicle on I-70 eastbound near Shadeland Avenue. This is the eighth incident of gunfire on Indianapolis area interstates so far this year. ISP has investigated an additional 22 incidents of a gun being displayed or pointed during a road rage incident without shots being fired. In 2023, ISP investigated 56 interstate shootings in the Indianapolis area, along with 230 other incidents of a gun being displayed or pointed during a road rage incident.