Indianapolis man injured in shooting on I-70 in Clay County
CLAY COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police detectives are investigating a shooting that left a passenger in a vehicle injured on I-70 in Clay County Saturday.
Deputies were called to the incident near the State Road 59 exit around 10:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found four men inside a 2008 Chevrolet Impala.
Deputies say a rear side passenger, Dahante Willoughby, 23, of Indianapolis, sustained a lower left leg gunshot wound and suspected graze wound to the right lower leg. He was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for treatment.
Investigators believe the group was in downtown Terre Haute, attempting to interact with women at a party. During one of their conversations, deputies say a verbal argument developed between the group and other men, then Willoughby’s group left to return to Indianapolis.
As the men were traveling eastbound on I-70, an unknown vehicle approached them and fired three times. The rounds struck various locations on the vehicle, with one round striking Willoughby.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact ISP Detective Michael Featherling at the Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114. You’re asked to direct questions to ISP Sergeant Joe Watts.