LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a shooting on Interstate 64 near Blankenbaker Parkway Friday morning.
Officers with LMPD's Eighth Division responded to the scene on I-64 West around 10 a.m., Dwight Mitchell, a spokesperson for LMPD, said.
Mitchell said someone reported the shooting shortly before 10:15 a.m. Police say officers responding to the scene found one shooting victim with injuries not thought to be life threatening.
"When the officers did arrive, they located a male that had been shot. He was transported to University Hospital," Mitchell said.
Police say some of the answers they're looking for may not be found at the scene.
"We'll talk to witnesses and hopefully to the victim to glean a little more information, at this point," he said.
Police hope the victim and witnesses can help produce a suspect and a motive.
"We haven't been able to determine whether this was a targeted incident or whether it was some type of road rage, and we won't know that until we get more information," Mitchell said.
Since May, there have been several shootings on busy Louisville thoroughfares, but police don't believe these are random acts of violence or a reason for people to panic.
"Most of us go on the roadways everyday and don't even think about anything like this," said Mitchell. "But obviously, we know it's happened in our community and obviously, it was in broad daylight. We just ask you just to be as cautious as you can; if you see something, say something."
Mitchell says the suspect's vehicle fled west on I-64. It is not known what led up to the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to call the LMPD crime tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673). Callers can remain anonymous.
The westbound lanes of I-64 were briefly shut down during the investigation, with traffic being diverted onto the Gene Snyder Freeway, but have since reopened.
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