Person Shot on I-91 in Wethersfield Taken to Hartford Hospital

A person was shot on Interstate 91 and taken to Hartford Hospital
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A person was shot on Interstate 91 in Wethersfield on Monday morning and state police are investigating.

State police said Troopers from Troop H responded after receiving reports of a shooting on the highway and closed exit 26 on I-91 southbound to investigate.

Hartford police said they found the victim close to Hartford Hospital and the person was transported to the hospital.

Wethersfield police are calling it a road rage incident. According to their investigation, the two vehicles pulled over and both drivers got out. When the victim realized the other driver had a black, long gun, he turned away and was shot in the leg. The injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

The suspect is described as a man with a shaved head and mustache that ran down both sides of his mouth to his chin. The suspect vehicle is described as a larger black pickup with a chrome or diamond-plated toolbox in the bed of the truck.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Wethersfield Police Detective Kevin Foster at 860-721-2865.

State police are also investigating since the shooting happened on the highway.

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