TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a family’s SUV was shot at multiple times Thursday night.
The shots were fired from another vehicle that pulled alongside. An adult man who was the driver was shot and has serious injuries.
The shooting happened at 10:42 p.m. on I-20 SB near the 65 mile marker.
The victims were travelling through Alabama from Georgia and had not stopped for gas for several hours. They were headed to Texas.
Capt. Jack Kennedy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said, “The family is believed to be innocent victims of a heinous crime.”
The family reported no contact with anyone, and have no idea why they were targeted.
The family was in a black or dark gray 2007 GMC Yukon.
Anyone who witnessed this shooting, any suspicious vehicle in the area, or believes that they have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit immediately at (205) 464-8690 or the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 752-0616.