Shooting at Lamar, I-240 sends man to hospital

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First responders were on the scene Wednesday of a shooting on Interstate 240.

One man was grazed by a bullet and was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition. He told police he was shot by a driver who pulled along side him in a green four-door sedan.

Police said the shooting happened at Lamar and Prescott around 3 pm. They say the victim, who works at The University of Memphis, got on westbound I-240 and flagged down a patrol car near the Millbranch exit.

Police said they aren't sure if it was a case of road rage, but said drivers could expect to see increased police presence on the interstates.

Randy Dandridge says the victim is his 60-year-old father Clifton Dandridge. He says his dad was just driving home from work when it happened.

"I pray that justice will be served," Randy Dandridge says.

Including this incident, there have been at least 30 shootings on Memphis interstates and highways this year, according to information from Memphis Police.



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