Road Rage Blamed For Indiana Expressway Shooting

LAKE STATION, Ind. (WBBM/CBS) — Indiana State Police say it was apparently road rage that led to shots being fired into a car on Interstate 80 Thursday night.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s David Roe reports, Indiana State Police say two adults and a child from Merrillville were inside the car heading west on I-80 in the left lane near the Lake Station exit.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s David Roe reports

Around 9:20 p.m., another silver or gray Dodge Charger with dark tinted windows came up behind them and began flashing its headlights, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

The Charger then moved to the middle lane and pulled alongside the victims car, according to the release. The male driver of the Charger, who was wearing glasses, pointed a firearm and began shooting at the other vehicle, striking it numerous times. The Charger continued west bound without stopping.

One of the adults suffered injury from glass fragments and declined medical attention. The child and other adult were not injured.

The shooting stemmed from an alleged road rage incident, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Indiana State Police at (219) 696-6242.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Centurion

    Alleged? Oh that is HILARIOUS! was alleged….cause the guy was in complete control of his car when he pulled alongside the other car…he had enough time to roll down the windows on his HOMEY MOBILE (the unofficial name of a Dodge Charger driven by homies)….took great care pointing his gun out the window..and kept his eye on the road while he fired multiple shots at the other vehicle. Remember…ALLEGED ROAD RAGE…the guy was calmly trying to murder innocent people

  • Clint Eastwood

    And nobody got the Chargers license plate number and reported it to Police?

  • gramma

    tailgaters need to be all shot !

    • Mr. Justice

      To Gramma, I wouldn’t say all tailgaters. Some are just plain idiots. BUT, I would say gang bangers, thugs, etc. should be. If one runs into a situation as described above, slow down, exit the highway, drive to a well light and hopefully an area where people are so there will be witnesses. Drive Safe everyone!

  • Just a thought

    How about you stop annoying the tailgater in the left lane, like some kind of morality speed limit enforcer, worry about yourself and pull to the right, letting them pass. Save yourself the worry off being a target, hmm? Some of you people, trying to act like America to another country that does something America doesn’t like. Some people don’t need Big Brother, or Gramma for that matter.

  • medah

    You ever tried to geet a lincense plate number while someone was shooting at you? Why didn’t the charger go around them in the first place and go on his merry way.

  • Bob Barker

    Hmm, keep right or get shot? It’s extreme but it might be the only thing to get minivans out of the left lane.

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