Police look for person who shot, hit car on I-24 near Smyrna

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after someone shot and hit this car traveling on Interstate 24 near Smyrna on Monday morning.

SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) – The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigates after someone shot and hit a car traveling on Interstate 24 near Smyrna on Monday morning.

The driver of a Mazda 3 told the sheriff’s office that he was traveling on I-24 near the 72-mile marker just before 5:30 a.m. when another car “unsuccessfully attempted to merge into the same lane.”

“After the attempted merge, it is believed that this person then fired two bullets into the vehicle,” Rutherford County Sheriff’s Detective Richard Brinkley said.

Brinkley said no bullets hit the Mazda 3 driver between the Almaville Road and Sam Ridley Parkway exits. The driver said he “heard the sound of gunshots and noticed his windshield cracked.”

According to Brinkley, the man who fired the shots was driving a small white car. Anyone with any information should call the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-904-3045 and leave a message.


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