Man in critical condition after apparent road rage shooting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was critically wounded in an apparent road rage shooting Tuesday night on the city’s west side, and police are still searching for the suspect.

Gunfire erupted around 11 p.m. near the intersection of W. 10th St. and N. Tibbs Ave. Investigators say a 28-year-old man driving a black Chevrolet got in an argument with another driver, and at the next stoplight, it escalated into a shootout.

The victim’s mother, who asked not to be identified, spoke out at the hospital. She says he was shot in the shoulder and grazed by 3 other bullets.  He managed to drive away from the intersection before calling police.

The victim’s mother says he told her that the driver of a black Chevy Impala cut him off on W. 10th St. He yelled at the driver and someone in the back began firing. That’s when he pulled his own gun.

“He shot back, and he said, ma I think if I hadn’t shot back I would be dead.”

She says  she wants to see violence like this end.

“All I can do is pray for the families that go through it and there’s always the possibility that it could hit home and it did tonight. I thank God I’m still able to walk in there and see my baby.”

IMPD tells us his condition is considered critical because of the number of times he was shot.

The driver in the other vehicle fled the scene, and authorities are looking for a black Chevy Impala.

Police are checking security cameras in the area, hoping to get a look at the car passing by.

They are treating this right now as a road rage incident.

At the half-year mark, IMPD says there were 222 non-fatal shootings. That’s over 10 percent higher than last year.

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