Man Undergoes Surgery After Being Shot in the Back on I-75

A man was shot at an unknown location of Interstate 75 early Friday morning.

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A man was shot at an unknown location on Interstate 75 early Friday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol received a call in reference to the incident at approximately 4:44 a.m.

The male victim, 24, was driving a Toyota sedan when the car was shot at multiple times. One of the bullets struck the man in the left side of his lower back, FHP said.

After he was hit, the man was able to pull into a Tom Thumb gas station in Southwest Ranches to ask for police assistance.

The victim was then transported to Memorial East Hospital where he was operated on and remains in stable condition.

The make and model of the suspect's vehicle as well as any description on the driver have not been released at this time.

The motive for the shooting also remains unknown as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact FHP at *347.

This is one of three highway shootings in Broward County in less than two months.

Two weeks ago, FHP says 30-year-old Brandon Beever rolled down his window along the Sawgrass Expressway near 441 and fired multiple times into another car in a road rage shooting.

Noone was hurt but Beever took off. He’s now charged with attempted felony murder.

Back on October 8th, Broward Sheriff’s deputies say 17-year-old Marcus Cooper shot and killed 24-year-old Tyson Arthus, after ordering Arthus out of his car along I-595 near Hiatus Road.

Cooper remains at large.

“There is no reason whatsoever why somebody would shoot another human being based on a traffic infraction. Things are getting better, please don’t use that kind of violence toward someone who is just traveling on the road,”  FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said.

“If you might have gotten cut off, let it go.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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