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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Metro Nashville Police Department announced a man was shot during an apparent road rage incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon on I-65 north near the Trinity Lane exit.

Police said that 46-year-old Kerry Willerton told his girlfriend after the road rage event that he thought he had been shot by an airsoft gun and did not seek any medical treatment as a result.

Willerton told his girlfriend he thought the injury would get better according to police. 

Metro Police said Willerton's girlfriend found him unresponsive on Wednesday and called for an ambulance. Willerton was taken to a Hendersonville hospital and succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

Police said, "Calls of shots being fired involving two men on the side of I-65 north came in at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday. Both parties had driven away before officers arrived."

Willerton's claimed to his girlfriend that his vehicle was hit in the back by a white pickup truck. Police said witnesses described the white truck as possibly a Chevrolet with four doors, tinted windows, a wench on the front bumper, and had a specialty license plate that may include an American flag emblem. 

Police said the driver of the pickup truck is described as an older thin white man with graying hair and a beard.

Metro Police are asking anyone with information about the white pickup involved in the road rage shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Producer for News4. A California transplant, Marshall uses west coast sunshine to shed light on Nashville's breaking news.

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