By CLYDE FORD
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An unknown gunman, possibly a hunter, shot a Ranson, W.Va., man driving on Interstate 81 Friday morning, said West Virginia State Police.
Brent Smoot, 20, was listed in good condition at City Hospital near Martinsburg, a hospital official said.
Smoot was driving north at about the 15 mile marker of I-81 when a bullet entered the right rear panel of the car, said Trooper David Boober.
The round went through the car's bucket seat and into the back of Smoot's right shoulder, Boober said.
The round exited through Smoot's upper right arm, the trooper said.
The bullet also caused shrapnel to fly into the back of Smoot's neck, Boober said.
Boober was on patrol on the interstate when he spotted a car pulled off to the shoulder of the road.
The man was covered with blood and waving for the trooper to pull over, Boober said.