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.
“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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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