ODOT releases video showing moments after shooting on Interstate 77

Posted at 9:25 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 09:39:42-04

The Ohio Department of Transportation released Friday video showing the moments after a van was shot on Interstate 77 in Canton earlier this week.

The video shows a vehicle driving next to the van on the passenger's side. After a few seconds, the van stops in the middle of the highway. The vehicle next to the van is seen driving off an exit ramp. 

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It's unclear whether that vehicle is the one involved in the shooting but police said the bullet holes were in the passenger's side.

A 24-year-old Louisville woman was inside the van during the shooting just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

She was shot in the hand and grazed on the back of her head. The woman then got out of the van and went to a nearby home for help.

Liz Lemasters, a Canton resident, was at home when the woman knocked on her door. 

"She was really cold so I know she was going through shock, but something happened earlier," Lemasters told "She was worried about a friend of hers getting shot from the same people where she had left and ran in the van and then they followed the car down 77, shot at the vehicle."

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Leo Shirkey said they believe the woman was targeted and this was not a case of random road rage.

"If you're going down the road and you have a road rage incident, a lot of times it's one shot maybe fired at a vehicle," said Shirkey. "But to get up beside somebody and unload an entire weapon on that vehicle, there has to be more to it than a random case of road rage."

The shooting remains under investigation.