GARY — A Chesterton woman told police someone shot at her vehicle as she was driving on the Interstate 80/94 in Lake County on Saturday night, leaving a bullet lodged inside.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas said officers were called at 8:47 p.m. for a report of a vehicle struck by gunfire on the eastbound side of the Borman Expressway.
The victim said she was driving a Nissan near the Grant Street exit in the center lane with a friend in the passenger's seat when she drove into the left lane to pass a slower vehicle in front of her.
"I went into the left lane to pass and a car came speeding up from behind," she told The Times on Wednesday. "He was very close to my bumper, flashing his lights, the whole nine yards."
The woman changed lanes and the driver of the other vehicle sped past her, crossed all lanes of traffic and slowed down in the far right lane "like he was going to exit," she said.
The woman said she and her passenger looked at the vehicle and saw the driver's side window was down.
The passenger said -- jokingly -- "He's going to shoot us."
Shortly thereafter, the women heard a gunshot and a bullet hit the car.
The passenger called 911 and a dispatcher instructed the driver to continue to the Porter exit and meet state police at that location.
"Officers found the bullet actually inside my car," the driver said Wednesday. "It went all the way through the door, the plastic, everything and lodged in the carpeting in the front seat."
The passenger provided officers with a description of the vehicle, describing it as a silver car, possibly a Chrysler or a Dodge, with a partial Illinois license plate number.
"It was so scary because it was so random," she said. "There wasn't an interaction."
Wojas said detectives had no leads on the case as of Wednesday.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Mike Bailey at (219) 696-6242.