NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Police are searching for a driver after a woman was injured in an apparent road rage shooting Friday night on Interstate 440 West in the Berry Hill area.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said shots were fired from a white sedan at approximately 8:50 p.m. between the Nolensville Pike exit and the I-65 interchange on Friday, Sept. 8.
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) SmartWay traffic map showed that the westbound lanes were closed at 8:52 p.m. near mile marker 5.8 along I-440 due to “police activity”.
Fifty minutes later, a TDOT spokesperson posted on social media the interstate was shut down due to “an incident and investigation.”
Authorities later told News 2 that the closure was initiated after a suspect started shooting at another car while heading westbound on the interstate.
According to police, the gunfire was directed toward a Toyota Prius. The front seat passenger, a 25-year-old woman from Nashville, suffered non-critical wounds to her hand and leg.
The investigation revealed that incident occurred after a white sedan, with a glossy paint and a temporary tag, was seen driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, officials said. The white sedan allegedly approached the Prius, which was traveling in the left lane, and passed it by using the left shoulder.
Authorities reported the white sedan then swerved to a lane right of the Prius and began firing shots, wounding the passenger. Meanwhile, driver of the Prius was struck by broken glass.
The passenger of the Prius was brought to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for non-critical injuries, according to officials.
TDOT cameras captured the white sedan along I-440W. Images of the sedan can be found in the gallery above.
Anyone with information about the sedan or the person inside is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
No additional details have been shared about this incident.
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