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Shots fired at passing vehicle on I-70

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | 6:04 p.m. CDT; updated 6:44 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 16, 2011

COLUMBIA — The driver of a pickup truck fired seven or eight shots at a passing car, shattering its window, on Interstate 70 Tuesday night, Officer Latisha Stroer, public information officer for the Columbia Police Department, wrote in an e-mail.

Columbia police responded to a call at 8:51 p.m to a parked car at Primrose Drive that had bullet holes spanning the left side of the vehicle. The man, who was in the car at the time of the shooting, was unharmed, according to a news release.

The man was driving westbound on I-70 in a 2010 Chevy Impala when he reached a black Dodge Ram that was driving in the passing lane, Stroer said. The man passed the Dodge Ram in the right lane when the shots were fired, she said.

"The bullet holes were from the rear quarter panel all the way to the front of the vehicle," Stroer said. "I do not know the intent of the shooter."

The Dodge Ram exited the highway at Providence Road, but the victim was unsure which direction the pickup went after exiting, the release stated. 

The Police Department is unsure what type of firearm was used, Stroer said.

According to the man's statement, there was no mention of reckless driving for either driver, Stroer stated.


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