VSP: Driver returns gunfire after being shot at on I-95 in Chesterfield

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 11:20 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield.

Police were called on May 5 around 1:13 p.m. to a shooting on I-95, south of Route 620.

Troopers said a Jeep was heading north in the center lane when it was fired at by a gray Toyota SUV in the right lane.

The driver of the Jeep then fired back.

The Jeep pulled over right after the shooting while the Toyota did not.

“Probably the first thing a person is going to want to do is look for your escape route,” VSP Sgt. Dylan Davenport said. “Can you create safety and distance to get out of the situation? Are you aware of where your next exit ramp is? Is there a shoulder where you are?”

Davenport says this is at least the sixth interstate shooting to occur in the Richmond district of I-95 this year. Back in March, an I-95 shooting left two men in critical condition.

A woman passenger in the Jeep was injured by broken glass and the driver was not injured.

At this time, Davenport says VSP’s focus is on locating the driver of the gray Toyota SUV.

“We are still actively investigating this incident at this time. We do hope to develop those details, but I can’t think of a good reason to be shooting at another vehicle on the interstate,” Davenport said.

Davenport says despite the numbers so far this year, interstate shootings aren’t very common, but she encourages drives to be aware of their surroundings for any situation that could occur on the interstate.

Anyone with information is asked to call VSP at 804-609-5656 or email them at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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