Second road-rage shooting in a week on I-80/94
BY MICHELLE L. QUINN Post-Tribune correspondent January 20, 2014 8:20AM
Updated: January 20, 2014 9:57PM
GARY — A Lansing, Ill., woman had her car shot up after getting on westbound Interstate 80/94 in what was the second road rage incident on that stretch of highway in a week.
The Indiana State Police reported early Monday morning that around 9 p.m. Sunday, the woman, 33, had been slowly driving her black Chrysler 300 along 25th Avenue when she noticed a car following closely behind her. The woman, whom the state police didn’t identify, hit her brakes in an effort to get the other car to back off, which apparently angered that driver.
The other car, a red, 4-door sedan with tinted windows, passed in front of her as they turned off 25th Avenue onto Burr Street. The two then got onto 1-80/94 westbound.
After entering the interstate, the woman told police, the red car pulled alongside her, and a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a black sock hat, pointed a gun at her car and started shooting. The man shot four or five times at the woman as she sped away.
Officers investigating the scene found one bullet had struck the woman’s rear bumper and entered the trunk. She was not injured.
The first road-rage incident happened Jan. 15, when a Valparaiso man merged his 1999 Dodge Ram pickup in front of a silver Dodge Ram 1500 pickup on the eastbound lanes of I-80/94 at Cline Avenue. In that instance, the Valparaiso man was shot in the shoulder but was not gravely injured.
Anyone who may have seen or witnessed the incident should contact Indiana State Police Det. Chris Campione at (219) 696-6242.