Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting On I-74
By Mike Perleberg
(Harrison, Oh.) – A shooting on Interstate 74 was first reported at a road rage incident, but police are investigating it as a situation where the victim as his shooters may have known each other.
On Sunday evening around 6:08, an unidentified man was traveling westbound on I-74 east of the Dry Fork Road exit when he was shot by a person in another vehicle.
According to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office investigators, 22-year-old white male victim stated that while driving on the interstate, a silver four door vehicle occupied by two male blacks pulled alongside of his vehicle. At that point, at least three shots were fired from the silver car into the victim’s vehicle, one of the bullets striking him.
The victim continued driving and exited on Dry Fork Road. He pulled into the parking lot of the BP gas station, 9055 Dry Fork Road, and asked the clerk to call for help because he had been shot.
Officers from the Harrison Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. The victim was transported by the Harrison life squad to the Mercy Medical Center in Harrison where he was stabilized before being transported by University
Hospital Air Care to University Hospital.
The name and condition of the victim have not been released.
The suspected shooter is still at-large while the incident remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations section. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.