A man driving a semitrailer told Oregon State Police his vehicle was shot at Friday afternoon on Interstate 84 about 12 miles west of Ontario, but at this point Idaho State Police do not believe the incident was connected to a similar incident in Boise Nov. 28.
OSP put out a notice looking for tips from the public about the Friday incident Tuesday afternoon, saying the alleged gunman was driving a silver Chrysler passenger car with a 1A license plate. He is described as white, in his 30s, with a dark beard and mustache.
The semitrailer driver told police he was heading east near mile marker 362 at around 1:15 p.m. Friday when the other man reportedly shot three times at the side of the tractor and trailer. No one was injured, according to police.
Idaho State Police reported a similar incident on Nov. 28, when a driver near I-84’s Orchard Street exit in Boise reported being shot at amid a road rage incident. The shooter in that case was described as a white man in his mid-20s to mid-30s, with facial hair, driving a lifted white Ford Superduty crew cab. The reported victim, who was driving a Nissan Sentra, was not injured.
ISP Trooper Jonathan Widick, who is investigating the Boise incident, said he looked into a possible connection with the Ontario shooting, but “at this time we believe it's unrelated." No one has been arrested in connection with that incident, he said, but investigators are following leads.