The pickup driver recalls the terrifying moment the bullet broke the windshield while driving on I-270
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Kenneth Campbell was on his way home from a week on the road when his windshield cracked and his passenger window shattered, sending him flying. He quickly realized it was a bullet within a few inches.
Campbell, a lorry driver, said: “Six inches to the left, that would be a header.
It happened on Thursday, August 11 on Interstate 270 at the Lindbergh flyover in Hazelwood.
He waited until it was safe to pull over and call the police. It took a week for the police to report. Hazelwood Police confirmed to News 4 that they are investigating the incident. Campbell still had shrapnel in the truck’s door.
Interstate shootings are not uncommon. On Friday, a man was injured by broken glass when a bullet lodged in his car. According to the City of St. Louis, two cars shot at each other on I-70 near the Salisbury exit just after 2 p.m. Last month, a man was killed in a shooting on Interstate 55 south of St. Louis.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol explains that interstate shootings are often investigated by individual police departments and they are often not contacted. There is no database of shootings. But in Illinois, the state has begun tracking interstate shootings. A database from the Illinois State Police shows there have been 14 interstate shootings in Metro East this year. That’s a year-over-year increase.
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