CALUMET TOWNSHIP — A dispatcher pulled in front of a vehicle and brought it to a stop Sunday night after its driver was shot in the neck by another driver, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said.
A man was traveling east on 47th Avenue approaching Cleveland Street about 6 p.m. when the driver of a black Dodge Charger with a paper license plate pulled alongside him and opened fire, Martinez said.
The driver of the Charger, described as a black man with dreadlocks, fled north on Cleveland Street, east on 45th Avenue and north on Grant Street, where he sped away from an off-duty Merrillville police officer, the sheriff said.
The victim's car continued moving until the dispatcher brought it to a stop, he said.
The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
Crime scene investigators and detectives were investigating, Martinez said.