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Passenger dies after car shot at on I-64 in Richmond

Police continue to investigate
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 7:34 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 3:27 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police says the passenger of a car has died after a car was shot at on the Shockoe Valley Bridge on I-64 in Richmond.

Around 4:12 a.m. on July 5, police responded to the shooting.

According to the investigation, the driver of a Kia sedan was in the left lane when someone in a sedan in the center or right lane shot at it, striking a person in the passenger seat. The driver of the Kia exited the interstate and stopped in the 500 block of East Broad Street.

The passenger of the Kia, identified as Timothy A.L.B. Richardson, 23, of Richmond Va., was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The driver was not injured.

No suspects have been identified. State police continue to investigate the incident.

“Some items were recovered and our investigators are looking into whether or not that this is connected to this shooting,” said VSP Sergeant Dylan Davenport. “We’re still looking and investigating to see whether this was targeted, whether this was anything random or a drive-by.”

All westbound lanes on I-64 were closed for a period of time with traffic being diverted off at Mechanicsville Turnpike Exit 192. Lanes have since reopened.

Davenport is encouraging people who may have witnessed the shooting to contact Virginia State Police.

“We’re definitely eager for the public if they have any information,” she said. “If they were driving in the area and may have seen something, we certainly encourage them to contact us.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at (804)-609-5656.

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