Women say they were shot at while driving on I-4 in Volusia County

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after two women said they were shot at while driving on Interstate 4 in Volusia County.


Deputies said the women were driving a BMW on westbound I-4 near mile marker 118 around 3:30 a.m.

The women told troopers that a car was following them in the middle lane.

The women said they tried to get away from the car by changing to the outside lane.

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Investigators said the car came up next to them and the person in the front passenger seat began shooting.

Troopers said seven rounds struck the left side of the BMW and one round struck the front of it.

The women said they believe the car was an older Nissan Altima that was possibly burgundy or a dark color. They said the car had dark windows and gray rims.

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The women described the suspect as a man in his mid-to-late 20s.

One of the bullets struck the BMW’s engine. The car broke down and the woman had to pull over to the shoulder. They left the BMW and ran into the tree line, troopers said.

The suspect’s vehicle fled the scene.

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Neither of the women were hurt in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or call Crimeline.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.