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People are shooting at semi trucks in the south, drivers say

Social media users and police recently shared alarming stories and images of three trucks that have taken gunfire from unknown shooters in Georgia and Tennessee.

Memphis Police Seek SUV Driver After I-40 Shooting

Memphis, Tennessee police say that a semi truck driver was fired upon by an SUV while traveling on I-40 on June 20. The truck driver was not hurt, but the truck was hit by bullets. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the SUV.

Interstate Shooting Suspect Interstate 40 Eastbound at Smith Avenue Report #2006007841

Interstate Shooting SuspectInterstate 40 Eastbound at Smith AvenueReport #2006007841MEMPHIS, TN – On June 20, 2020, the Memphis Police Department responded to an interstate shooting at I-40 and Smith Ave. The victim was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on I-40, passing Smith Avenue near the Chelsea Avenue exit when he was shot at multiple times by another motorist. The victim’s vehicle was struck by gunfire however the victim was not injured.The suspects were driving a dark gray or green, small SUV, possibly a newer model Saturn VUE, with a luggage rack on top and what appears to be a temporary license plate on the rear. The suspects were last seen eastbound on I-40 towards the Watkins Rd. exit.Investigators need your help in identifying the individual responsible for this Interstate Shooting.Video of the suspect vehicle is attached.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH)You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”. If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.About the Memphis Police DepartmentThe Memphis Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, June 22, 2020

Another Trucker Targeted In Memphis, Post Says

The day before, a social media user shared a warning to other drivers after her truck driver husband’s vehicle was reportedly fired upon in Memphis.

Driver’s wife ‎April Marin‎ shared the story of the June 19 shooting in trucking social media groups. Marin said that her husband’s truck took gunfire on the passenger side window as he left a delivery location near E. Raines Road and Mendenhall. Marin said that her husband wasn’t hurt but was “of course shaken up!”

Marin also shared images of the damages believed to have been caused by bullets.

CDLLife has reached out to Marin for more information.

Gas Tanker Reportedly Takes Gunfire In Georgia

Another interstate shooting aimed at a trucker was also reported in Georgia over the weekend.

According to social media user Skipp Homschek, a shooting occurred on the Bobby Jones Expressway at Highway 56 in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday, June 20. The truck was said to have been fully loaded with gasoline, but there wasn’t any penetration to the tank. The truck driver fortunately escaped without injury.

Homschek shared more than a dozen images of the damage caused by gunfire.

Homschek writes, “I drive a gas truck for a local company and this has all of us mad as hell and our families worried. Please pray that they find who did this.”

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly investigating the incident. CDLLife has reached out for comment and this story will be updated with any new information.

There was a gas truck shot at on Saturday. The driver was not injured and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is…

Posted by Skipp Homschek on Monday, June 22, 2020

There is no information that would connect the three shootings at this point.

Earlier this month, CDLLife spoke with truck driver Marcus Sommers, who reported that he was shot at while driving on I-70 near Dayton, Ohio. Sommers wasn’t hurt but the incident caused significant damage to his truck.

I was driving down the road last night when I got blasted with bullets. Without going into too much detail, I dodged the…

Posted by Marcus Sommers on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

For several weeks now, truckers have been on edge as protests over police brutality have at times taken a violent turn.

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