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Person shot inside Lyft traveling near I-85 at Cleveland Avenue

The driver told police as they were headed to their destination, the man in the backseat pulled out a gun and shot the front seat passenger.

ATLANTA — One person was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after a shooting that happened near the interstate during a rideshare commute, according to Atlanta Police.

Officers were called the area of I-85 North at Cleveland Avenue around 7 p.m.

When they arrived, they said they talked with a Lyft driver who told officers he picked up two men and a woman. The driver said as they were headed to their destination, the man in the backseat pulled out a gun and shot the front seat passenger.

After the gunfire, police said the alleged shooter and the woman ran across the highway.

A person passing by stopped and took the victim to the hospital. At last check, police said the man was in critical condition.

Police are still investigating.