OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WXXV) — One man was killed in a road rage incident in Jackson County on Memorial Day.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says they responded to a call of a shooting on Interstate 10 westbound near the 51-mile marker in Jackson County at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 25.
The shooting claimed the life of one man.
After conducting on scene interviews, investigators said it appeared a white 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 pulling an enclosed trailer was involved in a road rage incident with a suspect vehicle bearing Louisiana license plates.
The road rage incident lasted for nearly 20 miles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 before an occupant of the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds into the Dodge Ram, one of those rounds struck the driver.
The driver of the Dodge was transported to Ocean Springs Hospital where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained by a single gunshot wound. The suspect vehicle continued west on Interstate 10.
If you have any information about this incident, authorities ask that you contact The Mississippi Highway Patrol, at 228-396-7400 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers, at 1-877-787-5898.
Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for any information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this crime.
This incident is still under investigation, we will update with more information as it becomes available.