Trucker is Among Victims in Rash of Indiana Interstate Shootings
Indianapolis, IN – Police in Indiana say a trucker is one of the victims of a string of interstate shootings that occurred over the course of four days.
In a release on Monday, the Indiana State Police (ISP) stated a brown semi was traveling westbound on Interstate 74, just west of I-465, near mile marker 70, when it came under gunfire on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.
The semi was struck by bullets at least three times, police said.
The trucker — whose identity was not released — was thankfully uninjured in the incident.
Detectives are currently searching for an “older model” tan Chevrolet Tahoe in connection with the shooting.
Authorities stated the Tahoe was being driven by a black male.
ISP said the driver allegedly fired shots at the semi using a handgun.
The incident came after two separate shootings on Friday on I-465.
Police stated a red Dodge Ram pulling a trailer loaded with lumber was shot at by four male occupants of a purple Nissan Altima with a chrome grill around 3:30 p.m.
Later that evening around 10:15 p.m., ISP said someone in a dark sedan fired shots at two 17-year-olds driving a gold Lexus.
Photos released by ISP show one of the Lexus’ headrests riddled with bullet holes.
Police stated one of the teenage girls was injured by broken glass.
The final incident occurred Monday morning around 2:30 a.m. when an 18-year-old male driving a grey Chevrolet Impala was struck on I-465 northbound at the 20 mile marker, near I-65 on the city’s west side.
The unidentified driver of the Impala was taken to a nearby hospital by a witness to the shooting.
As of publishing, his condition is unknown.
ISP stated the suspects vehicle in Monday’s shooting was described as a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows.
According to ISP, investigators do not believe the incidents are related.
Sargent John Perrine with the ISP stated in a press release on Monday that “it is probable three of these four shootings began as road rage incidents.”
However, Sgt. Perrine didn’t specify which of the incidents the department believes were road rage related.
Authorities said no suspects are in custody.
Anyone with any information surrounding the shootings are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS / (317) 262-8477.
Photos courtesy ISP