Passenger injured in road rage shooting on I-80/94

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say road rage was behind a shooting that injured a woman on Thursday.

ISP officials released the following:

Thursday evening at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a report of shots being fired from a vehicle on I-80/94 eastbound near Cline Ave. Responding troopers found a white Jeep Cherokee parked on the left (inside) shoulder occupied by a male and a female. The vehicle had been shot several times on the passenger side. The female passenger sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to Northlake Hospital in Gary for treatment. The driver of the Jeep was uninjured.

Preliminary investigation by detectives with the Lowell Criminal Investigation Division revealed that a black four-door Ford passenger car, driven by a black male, was eastbound on I-80/94 as was the victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle was reported to have been following the Jeep at a close distance and was attempting to pass. The driver of the Jeep sped up to get away from the Ford when the driver of the Ford pulled alongside of the Jeep, rolled down the driver’s window and began to shoot at the Jeep, striking it several times. If anyone has information as it relates to a possible suspect or suspect vehicle information, please contact the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division at 219-696-6242 and request to speak to a detective.