Overland Park man says someone shot at his car on I-435

Posted at 3:53 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 19:18:28-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park man says someone shot at his car as he was headed westbound on I-435 at Roe on Wednesday.

The bullet pierced the driver side passenger door and the car seat. Thankfully, no one was hurt but police are looking for help to find the shooter.

The victim, "Eric," asked 41 Action News not to use his full name because he fears for his safety.

He told 41 Action News he was driving westbound on I-435 when a driver cut him off. As he exited onto Roe Avenue, he saw the passenger of the car pull out a gun and pull the trigger.

"I couldn't believe it. I was just staring at the gun. It looked like an Uzi out of the video game. It had a long clip on it," Eric said.

Overland Park police say the incident, which they're calling "unprovoked" road rage, happened at about 5:00 p.m. at the height of rush hour.

Police located the suspect vehicle shortly after the shooting, but were unable to get the driver to stop.

Officer John Lacy said they ended their pursuit of the driver in the interest of public safety.

"It's under investigation at this time. We have an idea of who the suspect may be, but at the same time, we want the person to come forward." Lacy said.

Police ask anyone who saw Wednesday's incident to contact police.