I-95 shooting victim’s family offers $10,000 reward to find killer

UPDATE: The families of Tanna Gardner and Sharayne Holland are offering a $10,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible for the women’s deaths.


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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police have identified the two women who died in an early morning shooting on I-95 in Richmond Sunday.

Police say that Tanna D. Gardner, 23, of Richmond was driving and Sharayne Danielle Nichole Holland, 26, of Manassas, was the passenger who later died in the hospital. Gardner, who over the weekend graduated from Virginia Union University, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends told 8News that Holland was a mother of two.

The incident happened around 3:40 a.m. on I-95 northbound at Exit 75.

State Police were called to I-95 at the exit where the car was stopped. The 2017 Nissan that Gardner and Holland were in was headed northbound on I-95 when a newer model white four-door sedan pulled up along the driver’s side and fired at the car.

Tanna Gardner, courtesy of the Gardner family

Police say the car was shot several times. Seven people were in the victims’ car at the time of the shooting.

Friends tell 8News that Sharayne Holland was the mother of two children, one with special needs. They said Holland and her fiancé were visiting friends in Richmond for a graduation this weekend.

Image courtesy of Nautica Darden

A male passenger was also taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Friends tell 8News the male victim was Holland’s fiancé and the father of her two children.

Image courtesy Nautica Darden

“I don’t even know how he’s going to be able to tell his children when they are older,” said friend Ebony Meadows. “That’s a hard thing. No kid deserves to be left without a mom.”

Virginia State Police are considering this to be a targeted incident.

“They are kind-hearted people,” said friend Nautica Darden. “That’s why everybody is such in shock that they were in that kind of situation.”

No other injuries have been reported.

Virginia State Police are considering this to be a targeted incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting 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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