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Motorist fires on semi truck on I-80 ‘for no apparent reason’


Indiana State Police (ISP) are seeking a motorist who opened fire on a moving semi truck on Monday afternoon near the Indiana/Illinois state line.

The shooting occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, August 8, in Lake County, Indiana.

ISP responded to the scene at eastbound I-80 at the 0.1 mile-marker after receiving a call from a truck driver.

The truck driver told troopers that a small grey passenger vehicle with Illinois plates had opened fire on his truck “for no apparent reason.”

ISP Trooper Landowski discovered two bullet holes in the semi truck.

“Further investigation showed that one of the bullets entered the cab of the truck near the driver’s legs. The bullet continued into the truck striking the cup holder and then a Mountain Dew can. The bullet was able to be recovered,” ISP said in a news release.

The truck driver was not injured.

ISP asks anyone with any information on the suspect or suspect vehicle, a gray Nissan with Illinois license plates, to contact Trooper Landowski at 219-696-6242.


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