Man hospitalized after possible road rage shooting on I-71 North

42-year-old shot twice on Fort Washington Way
Police block off Ft. Washington Way in Cincinnati road rage shooting
Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 20:11:52-05

CINCINNATI — One man is in the hospital after a possible road rage shooting on Ft. Washington Way.

Cincinnati Police said a 42-year-old man shot twice in the midsection arrived at Christ Hospital in Mt. Auburn Tuesday night. He has since been moved to UC Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

Police said they determined the man was shot by someone in another vehicle while driving on I-71 North, or eastbound Ft. Washington Way, near US-50 around 6:30 p.m. The suspect pulled up alongside the man's vehicle and shot him twice in the stomach, police said. The road was shut down as police investigated the shooting, but has since been reopened.

WCPO spoke to the victim's fiancé, who said the man was on his way to pick her up from work in Kenwood. She said he FaceTimed her, saying he thinks he had been shot and wasn't going to make it to the hospital.

She said he parked, laid on the horn and screamed for help, but no one came. The victim's fiancé called 911 to get someone to help, but the victim ultimately drove himself to Christ Hospital. He went into surgery with what she said was damage to his "spleen, stomach and possibly other organs."

The woman said her fiancé is scheduled for another surgery on Wednesday. CPD said the man is now in stable condition.

Police have not yet released any suspect information.

The Tri-State has seen six road rage shootings this year alone, double the average of the past few years of three.

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