DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County Police said they responded to a report of a person shot while driving on Interstate 285 near Moreland Avenue at about 4 a.m., Saturday.
According to a police spokesperson, when officers arrived at a local gas station, they found a man in his mid-40s who had been grazed by a gunshot.
Officers said it appears the man was traveling on I-285 when an unknown vehicle pulled alongside him and fired several rounds into his car.
The spokesperson said the victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, and is expected to survive the encounter.
This marks the eighth shooting along Atlanta-area interstates since the start of 2021.
The most recent of these shootings occurred just Friday morning.
A rapper from Texas, known as Chucky Trill, was shot and killed on I-85 near Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Gwinnett County at about 3 a.m. Friday.
In an unrelated shooting early Friday, a man was injured in a shooting on I-75 near the Mount Zion Boulevard exit.
According to Clayton County police, the victim was struck by someone who fired into the rear window of his truck.