Driver flags down police on I-240 after nearby shooting

MPD investigating interstate shooting on I-240

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday that stopped traffic on I-240.

Initially thought to have been another interstate shooting, police say shots were actually fired at Lamar and Prescot.

The victim flagged down officers at the Mill Branch Road exit just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

"At around 2:51 p.m. an officer was flagged down by a victim who stated he had been shot,” said Deputy Chief Sam Hines, Memphis Police.

Officers surrounded the victim's car. The driver's side window had been shot out. The 60-year-old victim was grazed on the back of his neck.

Police initially thought the shooting happened on the interstate, then possibly at Lamar and Prescott and more likely on the ramp leading onto the interstate.

"We're still trying to pinpoint exactly where the incident happened. The victim is not from Memphis so he's unfamiliar with the locations around here,” said Louis Brownlee, Memphis Police public information officer.

What investigators do know is that the victim was on the interstate and flagged down an officer, who was transporting a prisoner to 201 Poplar.

Investigators say they do not have a motive for the shooting. It is not clear if it was road rage situation.

The victim told police a heavy-set man fired shots at his vehicle. The suspect was driving a green 2000s-model four-door sedan.

The victim was taken to Regional One in non-critical condition.

Westbound traffic was backed up while law enforcement cleared the scene.

This is an ongoing investigating.

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