ISP continues investigation into incident on I-172

Illinois State Police investigate a Jeep vehicle with holes in the windshield on Wednesday on Interstate 172. A man said the vehicle had been shot while he was driving. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 12, 2020 4:30 pm Updated: Feb. 12, 2020 10:29 pm

QUINCY -- An investigation continues into the report of a driver who said that his car had been shot while driving on Interstate 172.

Capt. Brian Anderson with the Illinois State Police said officers were called after 1 p.m. in the southbound lanes around mile marker 8 on a report of shots fired.

"The person had said there were some people in a UTV or four-wheeler-type vehicle on the fields west of the interstate and they had fired at a person, and he believed he'd been shot," Anderson said.

The Jeep Liberty had three holes in the windshield.

"I can tell you based on what we've seen, his car was not shot by anybody from off the roadway," he said.

Anderson said the driver did not appear to have any injuries but he was taken to Blessing Hospital for evaluation.

"We're still trying to figure out what's going on, but we don't have any reason to believe that there is any present or future danger to anybody as far as somebody shooting from an ATV at cars," he said.