Virginia State Police: Shooting on I-95 was isolated, targeted incident

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A man suffered serious injuries after his vehicle was shot multiple times and crashed on Interstate 95 north in Richmond Wednesday night.

According to Virginia State Police, the shooting was an isolated and targeted incident. Authorities are pursuing several leads but are still encouraging the public to come forward with any information regarding the shooting suspect or victim.

Police say they responded to the incident around 10:30 p.m. on I-95 north near the Broad Street exit. When troopers arrived on scene, they discovered a 2001 Nissan Altima and a 42-year-old male driver who had been shot multiple times. The driver was transported to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries.

State police have determined through evidence collection and witness statements that the Nissan was traveling north on I-95 when a “grayish” vehicle pulled up alongside and an individual (or individuals) began shooting at the Nissan. The Nissan ran off the left side of the road, struck the cement barrier and overturned onto its roof.

State police recovered more than a dozen shell casings as evidence from the northbound lanes of I-95 between the Bells Road Exit 69 and the Broad Street Exit 74C. A handgun was also recovered from inside the Nissan.

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The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting and/or has information about the shooting is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone, or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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