ASHTABULA, Ohio – David Hargesheimer was driving home on Interstate 90 Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. when he a noticed a car driving at a high rate of speed behind him.
“I got this car chasing me down the freeway, running me off the road,” Hargesheimer told a 911 dispatcher .
Seconds later, while still on the phone, Hargesheimer began screaming.
“I got shot, I got shot,” the 22-year-old can be heard telling dispatchers.
The shooting happened near the Geneva exit on I-90. Hargesheimer had just left his job in Mentor when the shooting happened.
“I’m lucky my son is alive,” said Hargesheimer’s father, Michael. He said his son was shot in the leg and remains hospitalized, but is expected to make a full recovery.
When reached by phone, David said he was still in a lot of pain and has no idea why he was shot.
His vehicle was in the parking lot of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ashtabula Post Thursday morning. There are four bullet holes in the vehicle.
“The victim believes the suspect was in a tan or gold-colored car, possibly a Malibu,” said Sgt. Ron Bornino of the OSHP.
He said no arrests have been made, but troopers are continuing to investigate.
“If anyone has any information we ask them to call us as soon as possible,” Bornino said.