Michigan State Police are investigating a road rage incident involving gunfire, according to a press release from the department.
According to the preliminary investigation, just before midnight Saturday evening, a male from Ypsilanti was traveling to Detroit on eastbound I-96 when he realized that he had inadvertently cut someone off just west of I-94. The driver then noticed that the car he had just cut off was tailgating him and may have revved up the gas.
The victim attempted to get away from the car that was following him by moving over a lane. Shortly after, the tailgating car passed the victim and fired a shot out of the car window.
The incident occurred on I-96 somewhere between Warren and Martin Luther King. The suspect's vehicle is described as light colored with three occupants. No one was injured in the incident and the bullet did not penetrate the vehicle.
The freeway was shut down for two hours as troopers and detectives searched for evidence in the area of Warren and MLK.
"MSP reminds the public that if you become involved in an altercation with another driver, do not make eye contact and try to exit the freeway or turn off the route to let the other vehicle continue on," the press release stated, adding that if you feel threatened you should call 911.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the Metro South post at 734 287-5000.
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