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Construction workers say they're rattled by I-265 shooting incident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Wednesday, Louisville Metro Police returned to the scene where a shooter fired at random on the Gene Snyder Freeway.

A driver with two children in his car was hit.

Today, WDRB's Gilbert Corsey spoke with those who have a closer view of the investigation than most anyone else.

For David Mason and Cindy Nunn, a day at the office never seemed so intense, because the investigation into who shot a man at random in his car with two kids is unfolding in front of their construction site.

"I'll be glad when we get it done," said Nunn. "I'm ready to get out of here."

"If it would have been a weekday, I would have been out here," Mason said.

"It kind of scares me," Nunn admitted.

Just after noon on Wednesday, LMPD closed the ramp from Smyrna Road onto Gene Snyder westbound. Traffic was slowing as officers also closed a lane under the overpass. Detectives scoured the grass with what looked like a metal detector and paid special attention to an orange marking in shrubbery nearby, perhaps trying to find the trajectory from which the shooter fired.

"It look likes they're setting up a tripod with laser on it," Mason said.

Police say the bullet from a large-caliber pistol pierced the victim's passenger door. Fortunately, he's been released from the hospital and the kids are unharmed. Officers released a picture of their suspect: 23-year-old Jasmin Osmanovic, who has a long criminal wrap sheet. Osmanovic holds prior convictions in Jefferson County for assault, wanton endangerment, trafficking in marijuana and DUI.

Twenty-four hours after it came to light, we're told of at least 15 new tips.

"Again, until we find this individual and know what his motives were, we're just asking people to be cautious as they always have been and to go down the freeway as they have been doing," Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

But Nunn and Mason say the warning doesn't make them feel any better.

"I'll be watching my back today and tomorrow and for the rest of the week," Nunn said. "It bothers me."

"Yeah, I'd like to see it wrapped up because it makes you feel unsafe out here working like this, and somebody is out here shooting at random people," Mason said.

LMPD's 7th Division detectives are leading the investigation with support from the department's VIPER unit and the U.S. Marshals.

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