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Indiana State Police investigating 4 shootings on Indianapolis interstates

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 16:07:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police detectives are investigating four shootings that occurred over the weekend on interstates in Indianapolis.

One person was shot and at least four vehicles sustained damage in the shootings, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said in a news release. Perrine said it does not appear any of the shootings are related, but it is likely three of the four shootings began as road rage incidents.

The first shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday on I-465 near Harding Street. Perrine said someone in a purple Nissan Altima with a chrome grill and four people inside allegedly fired several rounds at a red Dodge Ram pulling a trailer loaded with lumber. Nobody in the truck was injured in the incident.

Perrine said the second shooting happened hours later at 10:15 p.m. Friday on I-465 near Emerson Avenue on the southeast side when a person in a dark sedan fired shots at two 17-year-olds in a gold Lexus. One of the teenagers was injured by broken glass, but neither suffered gunshot wounds.

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a brown tractor-trailer was struck by gunfire on I-74 westbound, west of I-465, at mile marker 70. The driver of the semi was not injured. Perrine said detectives are looking for an older model tan Chevrolet Tahoe that was driven by a Black male.

A fourth shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. Monday. An 18-year-old man was shot as he drove a gray Chevrolet Impala on I-465 northbound near I-65 on the west side. Perrine said a bystander drove the man to the hospital and left the Impala on I-465. Investigators are looking for a person in a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows.

On July 13, a 29-year-old Georgia man died in a road-rage shooting on Interstate 465 near South Harding Street on the south side.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.