Sheriff's office looking to track down 2 suspects in Ford Taurus after shots fired on I-43
Officials say a man walked into Milwaukee police District 5 shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, and said he was shot at.
The man reported a vehicle cut him off, then both vehicles drove alongside one another and the victim "gestured at the other driver." That's when, authorities say, the other driver fired shots and struck the man's vehicle twice.
According to the sheriff's office, the man followed the alleged shooter off the McKinley Avenue exit but lost sight of the vehicle when it ran a red light.
The incident forced authorities to shut down I-43 at the Marquette Interchange. Deputies were seen searching the highway with flashlights and a .40 caliber casing was located.
Officials are now searching for a tan Ford Taurus and two people. The driver is described by the sheriff's office as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, facial hair and dreadlocks. His passenger is described as a full-figured white female with blonde hair.
It is the second time the freeway was shut down this week. Monday night, Oct. 14, a 19-year-old was shot on I-43 and drove himself to a McDonalds at 9th and North Avenue for help. The highway was shut down at Atkinson Avenue as part of the investigation.
Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to contact the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office at 414-278-4788 or can anonymously provide information on the MCSO mobile app.