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Man Shot While Driving On I-70

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - A Kansas man was seriously injured overnight Thursday in a shooting on Interstate 70 east of Denver. A motive for the shooting is unknown.

About 12:47 a.m. Friday, the Elbert County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported shooting on I-70 at mile marker 352, west of Limon.

Deputies arrived on scene to find a man in his 50s suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Medical treatment was administered, including a chest wound kit and tourniquet to stop the bleeding. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition via helicopter.

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The victim had been traveling eastbound on I-70 to Kansas when a blue Honda four-door pulled alongside him and opened fire. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

Investigators conducted interviews in the area and reviewed video footage from businesses in the area.

Elbert County Shooting flight for life pic (ECSO)
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The victim described the suspects in the blue Honda as two white males: the driver with curly blond hair, a black hoodie and khaki shorts, and the passenger in a white t-shirt and black pants. The suspects have not been located.

A motive for the shooting is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 303-805-6109.

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