PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – Plant City police are searching for a suspect after a woman was killed following a road rage shooting on Interstate 4 Tuesday night.
According to the Plant City Police Department, dispatchers received a 911 call from a man around 9:12 p.m. stating that he and a woman passenger were shot while driving on I-4.
The caller told dispatchers that he stopped his vehicle at a Plant City Fire Rescue station, where PCFR personnel immediately provided first aid to both victims.
The male victim sustained upper body trauma as a result of the shooting and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition. The woman passenger ultimately died from her injuries.
According to PCPD, before the man was taken to the hospital, he told police that a male driver in a silver or gray Toyota Prius, with non-tinted windows shot at his vehicle before exit 23 on I-4.
The male victim said that before the shooting, the driver of the Toyota Prius was driving “recklessly in traffic” and “showed road rage towards the victims for an unknown reason” before he shot at the man’s car.
After the shooting, police said the Prius continued to drive eastbound on I-4. According to police, officials believe the shooting was an isolated incident and there are no known active threats to the community.
The Plant City Police Department said they’re actively investigating the incident as a homicide.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the Toyota Prius is asked to contact Sergeant Baker at 813-707-2271 or Detective Cowart at 813-707-2270.