Police investigating apparent road rage shooting on 75 in NKY

Police investigating apparent road rage shooting on 75 in NKY

ERLANGER, Ky. (FOX19) - The Erlanger Police Department is investigating what say is an apparent road rage shooting that occurred Monday, Nov. 16, on southbound I-75.

Police said around 9:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Ky., in reference to a patient stating he was shot while traveling on I-75 near Erlanger.

According to police, Steven Mains, 42, was riding on I-75 with his family when he says his wife cut in front of another vehicle.

Mains said his wife was driving a vehicle larger than what she normally uses. He said she just didn’t see the car.

“We waved sorry," Mains recalled. "They never honked, yelled, screamed, we thought everything was fine.”

Moments later, they heard a loud bang.

Mains told police he discovered that he had a gunshot wound.

“One of the bullets went through the back of the car, through the back seat, through the passenger front seat where I was sitting at," Mains explained. "It hit me just underneath the right side of my shoulder.”

He was driven to the hospital and was treated and released for his injuries.

The other vehicle involved is described as a small passenger car with square headlights.

If anyone has any information, you’re asked to contact the Erlanger Police Department at 859-727-7599 or Detective Thornberry at 859-727-2920.

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