Knoxville Police: 2 shot during suspected ‘road rage’ incident on I-40

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two people were transported to the hospital Friday night after a suspected road rage incident on Interstate 40 in East Knox County.

Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a call of someone being shot in “some sort of road rage” on I-40 West near Strawberry Plains.

Investigators say they found two victims with gunshot wounds in a Volkswagen Jetta on the side of the road. Both were transported to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

“Preliminary investigation suggests this was some sort of road rage incident and that the victims and the suspect did not know each other,” according to a statement from KPD.

An investigation is ongoing and officers are searching for two suspects said to be driving a new model Blue Ford Explorer.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the KPD tip line at 865-215-7212. 

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