Driver not expected to survive after being shot along 6th Street viaduct

Driver not expected to survive after being shot along 6th Street viaduct (WKRC, Sydney Benter)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A man isn't expected to survive after a shooting the middle of rush hour traffic Tuesday evening.

It happened just after 5 p.m. along the Sixth Street viaduct at the I-75 South and Second Street exits. Police say the driver of a blue Toyota was shot once through the window. His car then crashed into another car. No one was hurt except for the man who was shot. He was taken to UC Medical Center.

There was a passenger in the car with him. Police say she wasn't hurt but was distraught and there was a language barrier. They hoped getting a translator would shed some light on what happened.

"We have no description of a shooter, we have no description of a vehicle. We don't know if this occurred from a car, we don't know if somebody was standing on the side of the roadway, this could have been a bullet fired two miles away that struck him there, we have no idea at this point," says Sgt. Eric Franz, Cincinnati Police Department.

So far no one has been arrested in the case. The ramp was closed for a couple hours this evening for the investigation.

Eastbound 6th Street viaduct was expected to remain closed between Linn and Duckett until approximately 8:30 p.m.

Police do not know if this was a case of road rage.

There are no shell casings or weapons that have been recovered yet.

There is no information on a motive at this time.

More information will be provided when available.

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