Shots Fired on 65: Police Investigate I-65 Shooting

A car dealership in Highland reported that an employee was transported a car on I-65 when another vehicle pulled up beside him and fired into the car

February 2, 2018-State Police are investigating after a man who works for a local car dealership reported he was shot at while driving on Interstate 65 just south of Crown Point earlier today. According to the statement from Indiana State Police, “At approximately 6:58 p.m., this Friday, February 2, 2018, evening, Troopers George and Huston responded to a local car dealership in Highland who had reported that one of their cars had been hit by gunfire while on I-65. A nineteen-year old employee had picked up a 2018 Kia Soul in Carmel, IN and was transporting the car back to the Highland dealership. The employee was north bound on I-65, at approximately 6:20 p.m., in the area of the 251 mile marker (this is south of the US 30 exit) in the left lane when a silver car pulled alongside him. The employee looked over at the driver, saw that the driver’s window was down, and made brief eye contact with the driver. He also saw two other occupants in the silver car. The employee then heard “shots” being fired.” The man described the driver as a black male wearing a “scully cap.” Two passengers were also in the vehicle.

A witness was located and described the vehicle as a silver Camaro with Illinois plates. Their were no injuries as a result of the shooting according to the report. The Kia had a bullet hole in the rear passenger door.

Anyone who may have any information or witnessed this incident please call Trooper Jerry George at 219-696-6242.

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