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Man Shoots Woman’s Car In Indiana Road Rage Incident

Indiana Highway Shooting

An Orland Park woman’s car has a bullet hole in it, after a man fired at the car during a road rage incident on I-80 in9 Indiana. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

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GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for a man driving a pickup truck after an incident of road rage near Gary.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, just after 9 p.m. Thursday, a 22-year-old Orland Park woman was driving her 2004 Honda Civic west in the left lane on Interstate 80, when a man driving a dark-colored pickup truck began tailgating her west of Grant Street in Gary, Ind., Indiana State Police said.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports

The tailgating continued for about a mile, before the pickup truck driver tried to force the woman’s car into the concrete median, state police said. He then drove on the left shoulder of the roadway and tried to force the Civic over to the right.

At that point, he drove back over to the right side of the woman’s car and began waving a silver handgun in the air. They say he then fired that gun, and put a bullet hole in her passenger-side door.

The woman was not struck by the bullet but a piece of plastic from the door hit her hand.

The pickup driver then immediately cut over to the left and exited at Cline Avenue, state police said. He is described as an “older” white male with white hair, wearing a baseball cap.

It is believed he used a small-caliber handgun, and a bullet was recovered from the Civic.

The woman declined treatment on the scene for the abrasion on her hand.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Indiana State Police Detective Campione at (219) 696-6242.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)