A Lansing, Ill., woman was shot at while driving on I-80/94 in Lake County
on Sunday in what the Indiana State Police is describing as an incident of
According to police, at 9 p.m. the 33-year-old woman reported that she had
been driving slowly on 25th Ave. in Gary because of potholes when another
vehicle began following her closely. The woman stated she braked to get the
car to back off, angering the other driver and prompting him to get in front
of her as they both turned off 25th Ave. onto Burr Street and then entered
westbound I-80/94, police said.
The woman next noticed the other vehicle pull alongside her and the driver
point a handgun at her and begin shooting, police said.
The suspect fire four to five shots, one of which struck the woman’s vehicle
near the bumper, entering the trunk. The woman was not injured, police said.
The suspect was described as a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a black
sock hat. The suspect vehicle was described as a red four-door passenger car
with dark tinted windows.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is urged to contact Det. Chris
Campione at (219) 696-6242.
Sunday’s incident is the second such in less than a week, after a Valparaiso
man was shot in the back on Jan. 15 on I-80/94 when he cut in front of
another vehicle while entering the interstate from Cline Ave. In that case,
however, the suspect was described as a black male with very short hair and
the suspect vehicle as a silver or gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. The victim
was treated for non-life threatening injuries.