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Several shots fired at vehicle on I-85

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries
The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on June 13.
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 9:40 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:47 PM EDT
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DINWIDDIE, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police is investigating a shooting along Interstate 85 that injured a Chesterfield man on Monday night.

Virginia State Police say the shooting happened just after 11 p.m. on Monday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85, half a mile from the Petersburg City line.

According to state troopers, a 29-year-old Chesterfield man was driving his Cadillac when several shots were fired at his car.

“It’s a 29-year-old male subject in his old Cadillac,” said a dispatcher via the VSP Broadcastify archive. “The vehicle was shot at roughly seven times.”

Virginia State Police said the driver of the Cadillac was able to get off the interstate and drive to a gas station off Cox Road in Dinwiddie County to call 911 for help.

“One gunshot wound to the leg,” said a dispatcher via the VSP Broadcastify archive.

Virginia State Police said the driver of the Cadillac was transported to Southside Regional Hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. State troopers also add there were no passengers inside the car.

Virginia State Police said the suspect drove away from the scene in a small black car. State troopers haven’t released any other descriptions of the suspect at this time.

A spokesperson for Virginia State Police said there had been 14 interstate shootings in VSP’s First Division since January, including this interstate shooting in Dinwiddie.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police by calling 804-609-5656 or #77 on a cell phone.

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