VSP seek public’s help finding suspect in I-95 shooting in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State police are investigating an early morning shooting that happened on Interstate 95 on Sunday.

State police say they were notified around 4:30 a.m. Sunday of a woman passenger needing medical treatment after being shot.

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“We don’t feel that this is involved with any other shootings that have taken place in the area,” said Sargeant Steve Vick, who is with Virginia State Police.

A male driver of a Nissan Altima said he pulled onto I-95 at Exit 75 Broad Street interchange when someone in a white Chevrolet Impala fired at the Nissan. The female was sitting in the front seat and suffered a single gunshot wound.

The driver of the Nissan continued south on I-95 to Exit 53 and called 911 to report the shooting and get help for the woman passenger.

The woman was taken to VCU Medical Center for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver was not injured.

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“It scared me to the point where I don’t even leave the house most of the time without my husband unless I’m coming to work,” said Sonya Knight, a resident who works in the area.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police Richmond Division at 804-553-3445 or by dialing #77 on a cell phone or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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In other news, a similar incident occurred on Interstate 64 west in Norfolk today. It is unclear yet whether these incidents are related.

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