CLEVELAND - The Fox 8 I-Team has found multiple drivers jolted by loud bangs and damage to their cars after passing under the railroad bridge at West 65th and Clark in Cleveland.
It happened Wednesday evening.
One victim told us, “I was kind of scared. I thought I was shot actually.” He added that another driver in front of him wondered the same thing.
“We stopped at the light. He looks at me, and I jumped out, and he said 'they’re shooting guns.'”
It is not clear if someone actually fired shots or threw rocks or bricks, or both.
But Djuan Pierce also found himself startled.
He said, “I just heard a big boom on the front of my car, and I’m like, what was that? Driver next to me was like, ‘They hit your windshield too?’"
Those victims immediately thought of other cases like this we’ve seen. Certainly, they remember what happened to Sharon Budd, a local woman nearly killed by a rock thrown at her car from an overpass.
Reports show Cleveland police did send officers to take a look around, but they didn’t find any suspects. We, however, found on the tracks, all kinds of rocks and debris that could be dangerous if thrown from above.
The tracks are lined with trees and fencing. But we easily found an opening in the fence allowing people to walk onto the tracks.
The victims feel lucky despite what happened knowing it could’ve been worse.