Crime Of The Week: Dec. 2, 2008 - | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Crime Of The Week: Dec. 2, 2008


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Crime Stoppers needs help solving a shooting on the interstate.

In August, a construction worker was hurt when he was shot on Interstate 40.

Police said the shooting appears to be totally random. It happened around 9 p.m. on Aug. 13.

A construction crew was working on the shoulder of the interstate between Jefferson Street and the Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard overpass.

A truck drove by and from the passenger side someone fired several shots out the window.

Witnesses heard five to six shots, said Metro detective Jim Lambert.

"One shot found one of the victims," he said.

The victim was one of the construction workers. He was hit by a bullet, but he wasn't seriously hurt.

"It's got to be basically a lucky shot. Nobody can shoot somebody from a moving vehicle at 55-60 miles per hour, and the other five shots could have gone anywhere," he said.

Police said the shots came from a light-colored full-size pickup truck similar to a Nissan Titan or Ford F-150.

There was at least one person in the vehicle. The shots came from the passenger side window.

There's no description of the driver.  

"If there was anybody in that truck that didn't know what was going to happen they need to call us and tell us what happened and give us their side of the story," Lambert said. "Somebody else in the truck that fired the shots could have gotten them in trouble."

If you have information about the shooting on Interstate 40 call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

"You know it's dangerous enough with the traffic out there. They're probably concerned about getting hit by a car and had no idea somebody would get shot," Lambert said.

Information given to Crime Stoppers could be worth up to $1,000.

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