Four interstate shootings reported in four days in Indianapolis

ISP photo from September 27 semi truck shooting

Indiana State Police (ISP) are looking for more information after a series of interstate shootings targeting both motorists and a truck driver.

According to September 28 news release from the ISP, four shootings have occurred from Friday through early Monday morning on interstates in the Indianapolis area. One person was injured as a result of the shootings.

  • The first shooting occurred Friday September 25, 2020 around 3:30 p.m. on I-465 near Harding Street. A purple Nissan Altima with a chrome grill, occupied by four black males, allegedly fired several rounds at a red Dodge Ram pulling a trailer loaded with lumber. Fortunately nobody in the truck was injured. 
  • The second shooting occurred just hours later, September 25, around 10:15 p.m., when a dark sedan fired shots at gold Lexus, which was occupied by two 17 year old juveniles. One of the juveniles was injured by broken glass however neither suffered gunshot wounds. 
ISP photo from Gold Lexus in September 25 shooting
  • Sunday afternoon, September 27, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a brown semi-tractor trailer was struck by gunfire on I-74 westbound at the 70 mile marker, which is just west of I-465. The driver of the semi was not injured. Detectives are looking for an older model tan Chevrolet Tahoe that was driven by a black male. The driver of that Tahoe allegedly fired shots from a handgun at the semi. Troopers said that they found three bullet holes in the truck.
  • Early Monday, September 28, around 2:30 a.m., an 18 year old male was shot while driving a grey Chevrolet Impala on I-465 northbound at the 20 mile marker, near I-65 on the city’s west side. The male was driven to the hospital by a bystander and the Chevrolet Impala was left on I-465. The suspect vehicle in this incident was described as a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows.

Troopers say that they don’t believe that the shootings are related to one another. Road rage is thought to be a factor in 3 of the 4 shootings.

Anyone with information on the interstate shootings can call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Troopers advise anyone who is a victim of road rage to call 911 immediately.