Orland Park Woman Shot at in Suspected Road Rage Incident
The woman was driving on I-80 in northwest Indiana when a man driving a pickup truck first tried to run her car into a concrete barrier before firing a small handgun into her car.
Indiana law enforcement are looking for a man who fired a gun into a car driven by an Orland Park woman Thursday night.
The 22-year-old woman was driving west on I-80 near Gary, Indiana, around 9:05 p.m. when a dark-colored pickup truck began tailgating her as she drove in the left lane of a four-lane section, according to a release from the Indiana State Police. The truck, driven by a white man, followed closely for about a mile, before moving into the left-center lane, and attempted to push the woman into a concrete wall, according to the release.
The man then drove onto the shoulder and began pushing her to the right, even after she moved over into the left-center lane, police said.
The man then moved to the woman’s right side again, where he waived a silver handgun in the air before firing at the woman’s car, according to the release.
The woman heard a bang, and saw a hole in her passenger door, but was not hit by the bullet, police said. A piece of plastic shrapnel from the door cut her hand, but that was her only injury, and she later declined medical treatment.
The man drove the truck across all four lanes to exit on Cline Avenue after firing the gun, police said.
A bullet from a small caliber handgun was recovered from the woman’s car.
Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Indiana State Police Detective Campione at 219-696-6242.
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