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Man says his car was shot on Interstate 90

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ELYRIA — Police are investigating after a motorist reported his car was hit by a bullet on Interstate 90 while he was driving home from work Thursday.

The 20-year-old Lorain man reported that he was westbound in a 2001 Honda with a 28-year-old Lorain woman in the passenger seat when, somewhere between the state Route 57 exit and the Ohio Turnpike westbound entrance, he heard “a loud bang” on the front passenger door.

Thinking the object was a rock and listening to music in the car, the man did not check the door until he arrived home. There, he found a hole in the door next to the handle, according to a police report.

The man removed the panel on the inside of the door, and found a bullet. He called police, who took the bullet as evidence.

The female passenger told officers she was on the phone when the incident happened and thought at first that a rock hit the car. The duo said there were other cars on the road at the time, including possibly a red Chevrolet HHR and a blue car, both behind their vehicle at the time, according to the police report.

Both the man and the woman consented to gunshot residue tests and gave statements, the report stated. Elyria police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino said Friday the report is “the only report we’ve had in the area so far.”

Other departments whose jurisdictions are crossed by

I-90 have not reported any similar cases, he said.

Contact Dave O’Brien at 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.


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