Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal interstate shooting that occurred this evening.
This is the second interstate shooting in the Indianapolis area in two days, however, these incidents are not believed to be related. Tonight, at 6:05 p.m., emergency crews were called to I-465 westbound near the 5 mm on the south side of Indianapolis for reports of a person shot.
When troopers arrived CPR was in progress by an INDOT Hoosier Helper who had stopped to help.
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service along with the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived quickly and resumed life saving efforts.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation has led detectives to believe this shooting began with a road rage incident.
The suspect pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle, which was a full-size white van, and opened fire. The suspect fled the scene in a newer model black Chevrolet Impala or Malibu.
The suspect, who was the sole occupant of the black Chevrolet, was described as a light skin black male, with tight dreadlocks that stopped above his shoulders and a skinny build.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or was in the area with a dash camera is asked to contact the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577 or CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.
The victim is a resident of Georgia however their identity is being withheld at this time.
This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to release at this time.