Dispatch: 1 shot in chest during I-74 drive-by incident near Dry Fork Road in Harrison

Police suspect road rage was a factor

HARRISON, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man shot in the chest during a possible road rage incident on I-74 is receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The drive-by shooting took place about 6:08 p.m. Sunday along a stretch of interstate east of the Dry Fork Road exit, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil.

During questioning, the 22-year-old victim told investigators a silver car occupied by two males pulled up alongside his vehicle. One of those two males fired at least three shots at him, the victim said.

At least one of those shots struck the victim in the chest area, according to a dispatcher.

After the shooting, the victim continued driving and exited on Dry Fork Road and pulled into the parking lot of a nearby BP gas station. He asked a clerk at the gas station to call for help.

Medics transported the victim to Mercy Medical Center in Harrison. He was later flown by helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further treatment.

Police didn’t provide an update on his condition.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations section. They're looking into whether "road rage" played a role in the matter.

Anyone with information should contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 851-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

WCPO will update this story when more information is available.

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