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Law Enforcement Searching for Suspect in Apparent I71 Road Rage Shooting

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Columbus OH- On Friday, January 23, 2021 at 9:41pm, officers were called to I-71 (N/B) on ramp from I-70 (W/B) on the report of a shooting.

The victim had a gunshot wound to his right arm and was transported to Grant Hospital in stable condition. The victim explained as he was traveling on the on-ramp, where it decreased down to one lane, he got in front of the suspect vehicle.

The suspect apparently got upset about the victim’s driving and pulled up to the right side of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then fired 3 shots into the victim’s vehicle with 1 round striking the victim in the right arm.

The suspect vehicle drove off, I-71 (N/B), to an unknown destination.

There were no other witnesses at the scene.

The victim described the suspect’s vehicle as an older, white Nissan Altima. The victim also described the shooter as a male black with braided hair.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Pruitt at 614-645-4141 or ipruitt@columbuspolice.org or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).