NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a shooting — described as an “apparent road rage incident” — that happened on I-24 East at Harding Place Thursday afternoon.

Police reported just before 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 that the driver of a red Ford Escape was shot in the hip by a backseat passenger in a “beaten up” black Nissan sedan occupied by four people.

The victim — a 28-year-old man who was traveling from his Illinois home to Georgia — was reportedly driving in the far left lane of I-24 with the flow of traffic when he noticed the suspect vehicle moving erratically behind him.

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According to officials, the man said he could not change lanes at the time, but when traffic cleared, he moved to the right was hit in the hip. Then, when the black sedan passed by, the Nissan’s backseat passenger allegedly fired at least two rounds into the Ford.

After being hit in the hip, the victim pulled over to the shoulder while the Nissan sedan continued heading eastbound on I-24, Metro police reported.

Authorities said the driver of the Ford, who is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is expected to recover.

Alerts for the black sedan have been sent to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Rutherford County authorities, according to police.

Anyone with information about the shooting — including the suspect vehicle or the person who fired the gun — is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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