FIRST ON 3: Opelika police say “altercation” led to a driver being shot on Interstate 85

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OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Opelika police say a man was shot during an “altercation” along Interstate 85 Wednesday morning.

Investigators say around 6:00 am, Opelika Police responded to the Emergency Room at East Alabama Medical Center about reports of a gunshot victim. The initial investigation revealed an altercation had taken place on the southbound side of Interstate 85 at or near Exit 60.

Police say the victim, a 53-year-old man, drove himself to the Emergency Room at EAMC where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries from a single gunshot wound.

Police say the case is still under investigation and no other details are being released at this time. They are asking anyone with any information to please call the Opelika Police Department’s Investigation Division at (334) 705-5220. You may also call the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665. You may remain anonymous if you wish.

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