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2 people sought after bullet hole found in tractor trailer

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State police are looking for this tan truck in connection with a bullet hole that was found in a tractor trailer door. (State police photo) State police are looking for this tan truck in connection with a bullet hole that was found in a tractor trailer door. (State police photo)
(State police photo) (State police photo)
MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

After a bullet hole was found in the driver's side door of a tractor trailer at a busy highway rest stop, Connecticut State Police are searching for the two people responsible for the shooting.

Police said the driver made a report from the Interstate 95 rest southbound area in Milford around 2 a.m. on Friday.

Troopers released surveillance photos from the time of the incident. See them here.

An investigation revealed that a heavy-set shirtless man and a woman were seen around the parked truck at about the time of the incident.

Both had been in a tan cab Ford Super Duty-style truck with rooftop lighting, according to state police.

It's believed that a single gunshot was fired.

The Ford was then seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Troopers called the incident a "non-active disturbance." They checked the area for suspects and witnesses. They also spoke with rest area employees and drivers who had parked there overnight.

However, no suspects were found.

The man was wearing blue jeans and tan work boots. The woman had dark long hair, dark-colored pants and a dark-colored t-shirt.

The truck driver was not hurt.

State police said the tractor trailer driver is not believed to be connected with the two people spotted in the are at the time of the gunfire report.

"Everybody is traveling, stopping here frequently," Heather Aresco, of East Hampton, said. 

Aresco said its a little unnerving to hear about the police activity overnight at the I-95 rest stop. 

"You have your family. I've got my two little kids in the car, husband my sister," Aresco said. "We're traveling down to Jersey for a family vacation and to hear a place that' so frequently stopped at guns, it's scary."

On the road for the last 35 years, Minnesota resident Wyman Pendleton said he typically feels pretty safe while out on the road.

"It doesn't make me feel unsafe, things happen all over the place, accidents happen, people cut in front of you, get made at each other in public places," Pendleton said. "The more dangerous part is just driving through the traffic, you have to be aware."

Troopers said they are continuing to investigate. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 203-696-2500. 

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