The Nashville Police Department is involved in an investigation into a motorist who was shot early Thursday morning while driving on U.S. 64.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office contacted Nashville police about a man, later identified as Christopher Horne of Raleigh, who was shot in the hand while traveling westbound on U.S 64 near exit 436.

The incident took place about 12:51 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release from Nashville Police Chief Andrew Puckett.

The victim was transported to Wake Medical Center, Puckett said. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Investigators responded to the scene and interviewed the other three occupants of the vehicle that was fired upon. None of them sustained any injuries.


Puckett said that the witnesses would only say that they had been at an apartment complex in Nashville before the incident occurred. However, they did not identify the specific apartment complex.

After interviewing the occupants of Horne’s vehicle, investigators went to Wake Medical Center to interview Horne, Puckett said in the release.

Horne said that after leaving the apartment complex in Nashville, he got on U.S. 64 West. While he was driving, a gray Ford F-150 or F-250 truck passed his vehicle and opened fire, striking Horne once and the vehicle multiple times, according to the statement.

Horne and witnesses refused to cooperate with investigators or give a statement, Puckett said. They would not provide any additional vehicle or suspect description and refused to provide any more information.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident, and further investigation is needed,” Puckett said.