- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Two people in a car were hurt and others were in harm’s way when two shooters in another vehicle opened fire on Interstate 75 north of Cincinnati, authorities said.

The chaotic scene late Tuesday morning prompted 911 calls from panicked travelers who reported coming under fire from a vehicle speeding along the northbound highway near Lockland.

In one 911 recording released by Hamilton County authorities, a young woman said the gunmen appeared to be speeding and “shooting at anybody that was in sight,” The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

A 28-year-old Cincinnati man and 24-year-old woman in one car were taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, but were expected to survive.

Police say it’s not clear whether those people were targeted. Some 911 callers indicated the two gunmen seemed to be firing at other vehicles indiscriminately, but others suggested the shooters pulled up next to a specific car, with one man driving and the other sitting behind him.

“They were both shooting out the driver’s side, the front and the back. They were both wearing T-shirts. That’s all I could get,” one female caller said, according to WCPO-TV.

Lockland Police Chief James Toles said it’s fortunate no other motorists were hurt.

“Anyone could have been hit from the ricochet of the bullets,” he said.

It appeared at least 10 rounds were fired, and the shell casings indicated the shooters may have had an automatic firearm, Toles said.

Callers described the shooters’ vehicle as a maroon car with Ohio license plates. It wasn’t clear where the vehicle or the suspects headed after the shooting, and authorities didn’t provide much detail about the case.

The investigation closed the highway for more than three hours as police collected shell casings from the roadway. They were analyzing footage from traffic cameras in an effort to identify the shooters’ vehicle, WCPO reported.

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