Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

2014-01-20T00:18:00Z 2014-01-20T12:50:56Z Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94Times Staff
January 20, 2014 12:18 am  • 

GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release.

The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver.

The woman said the driver got in front of her vehicle as they turned off 25th onto Burr Street before entering Interstate 80/94 westbound.

She told police that shortly after entering the interstate she noticed the other vehicle — a red four-door passenger car with dark tinted windows — pulled alongside her. She said the driver, described as a black male with dreadlocks and wearing a black sock hat, pointed a gun at her and began shooting, according to the news release.

She said the suspect shot four to five times as she drove away.

Investigators said one bullet struck the rear bumper of the woman's car, entering the trunk. The woman was not injured, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call Detective Chris Campione at (219) 696-6242.

This is the second road-rage incident involving a shooting on I-80/94 in less than a week. A Valparaiso man was shot and injured heading home from work Wednesday. That shooting happened in the eastbound lanes near the Ripley Street exit in Lake Station. Police said the shooter was described as a middle-aged black man with short hair. He was driving a silver or gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. 

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