Search is on For Highway Shooting Suspect

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – State police say they've seized a vehicle they believe is connected to a shooting on Route 146 in Providence, but they're still looking for the suspect.

Troopers say a man was shot while driving on the southbound side of the highway near the Admiral Street exit during the Monday afternoon rush hour. Police haven't identified the man, but say he's expected to recover.

Investigators believe the shooting wasn't a random act. They think a car found abandoned in Providence's North End was used by the shooter.

The incident caused a major traffic jam as authorities blocked one lane of the highway for more than an hour.

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