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State police investigating fatal interstate shooting on Indiana Toll Road, I-94

Suspect arrested in deadly interstate shooting in Lake County

LAKE STATION, Ind. (WISH) — One person was shot and killed in an interstate shooting in Lake County early Wednesday morning, police say.

Officials did not provide any information on the victim.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Glen Fifield said in a release that around 4 a.m., state police received a call from a person who said he’d been shot during a road rage incident on the Indiana Toll Road, or Interstate 80/94, westbound.

Around the same, other calls came in reporting a single-vehicle crash on I-80/94 westbound near the 12.8-mile marker. Troopers responded to both the caller’s location and the scene of the crash.

When they arrived, they found the driver of the vehicle dead with a gunshot wound. Investigators later determined that both the shooting and the crash were the same incident.

Police say a suspect was taken into custody and was being held at the Lake County jail. They did not give the name or age of the suspect.

I-94 was closed at Ripley Street while troopers were on the scene. They did not say how long it was expected to be closed, but the closure was expected to be “extensive.”

Fifield asked those traveling to seek alternative routes.

This story will be updated with further information.