A man was shot Tuesday night in the 1400 block of North Woodburn Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana, according to Bloomington Police Capt. Ryan Pedigo.
The passenger in a dark-colored car got out and fired a shot at the man after they had exchanged words. The man who was shot stopped his Ford F150 truck after a car quickly approached from behind. Then the car passed him and stopped before the passenger shot him firing once. The car then left the scene westbound on 17th Street.
The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted by LifeLine to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his lower leg.
The investigation is still active, police are asking anybody with information to contact BPD Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812) 349-3318.
Here is the entire information release Pedigo shared with members of the media:
“On April 12th at approximately 7:54 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of N Woodburn Avenue for a report of a man that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 39 year-old man with a gunshot wound to his lower leg sitting on the tailgate of a Ford F150 pickup truck on Woodburn Avenue. The man reported that he had been traveling south on Woodburn Avenue in the pickup truck when a dark-colored passenger car came up behind him very quickly.
The man said he stopped his truck in the roadway and exited the driver’s seat and that the car then passed his vehicle and stopped in front of the truck. There was reportedly a brief exchange of words between the victim and a male that was seated in the front passenger seat of the car.
The victim reported that the male in the front passenger seat of the car then pointed a handgun at him and fired once, striking him in the lower leg. The car then fled the scene westbound on 17th Street.
The victim was transported by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, then later airlifted by LifeLine to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment of the leg injury.
The investigation is active and anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812) 349-3318.”