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Police searching for clues in I-265 shooting

Police investigating after a driver was shot on the Gene Snyder Freeway. Police investigating after a driver was shot on the Gene Snyder Freeway.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lot of questions remain after a man who shot while driving down the Gene Snyder Freeway, or Interstate 265.

On Monday Louisville Metro police held a press conference where they released few details about the case. They said since there have been no arrests made in the case, they do not know the motive behind the shooting.

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Investigators said around 5 p.m. on Saturday the man was in his vehicle with his two children driving south on I-265 near the Smyrna exit when a bullet went through the passenger door and hit him in the arm and upper torso.

"It appears to come from a pistol," said LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

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The man told police he never saw a gunman and just heard a pop before he realized he had been hit. He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released. Thankfully the children were unharmed, but where the bullet came from remains a mystery.

"We have no suspects at this point of what is going on," said Mitchell. "We do believe this was a random act on what we have seen. But we have not ruled out any other factors at this point."

For people who use the Snyder, the shooting still has them on edge.

"These are days we live and it's not getting better," said Highview resident Mary Berridge.

"It's beyond crazy," said Louisville mother Debbie Hodge who said she is making sure her family stays safe. "They'll be advised not to drive the Snyder for a little while," she said. "I was going to get back on but, I'm going I take the other way around."

Police said with all factors in play and no one to blame, there is no telling what the shooters intent was.

Investigators said they are beefing up patrols in the area, on the ground, in the air and with their K-9 unit. Police are also conducting tests on the car to determine if the gun was shot from up close or far away.

Officers said the Gene Snyder Freeway is safe, but advise residents to stay cautious of their surroundings no matter where you are.

Whoever did it, could face assault and wanton endangerment charges.

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