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Police seek information, witnesses in shooting on I-64 in Hampton

Police are classifying a shooting on I-64, which happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday, as a “road rage” incident, according to a state police news release. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)

Virginia State Police are asking for the public to come forward with any information regarding a shooting Wednesday night on Interstate 64 in Hampton.

Police are classifying the shooting, which happened around 10 p.m. near the Mallory Street exit ramp, as a “road rage” incident, according to a state police news release.

The incident resulted in one driver shooting at the driver of the other vehicle, but no one was injured.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is leading the investigation.

According to police, the two vehicles were entering a construction zone at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel when the shooting occurred. A “large white” pickup truck was trying to merge in front of a 2014 Audi, but was unsuccessful, striking several construction cones.

After striking the cones, the white truck was able to get in front of the Audi, but started driving aggressively.

When the two vehicles neared the Mallory Street exit in Hampton, the pickup truck driver shot at the Audi, the release said. The Audi driver was the only person in the vehicle.

State police are asking for any witnesses who were driving on I-64 near the HRBT at the time of the shooting to come forward.

Anyone with information about this shooting, or anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behavior, should contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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