‘It’s scary:’ Car carrying family of 3 struck with bullets while driving down highway

(WRIC)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police are seeking information regarding a shooting incident that took place over the weekend on Interstate 295 in Henrico County.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, Virginia State Police were notified of a suspicious vehicle described as a silver sedan being involved in a shooting incident on I-295 near the 22-mile marker and Route 5.

Troopers arrived at a parking lot along Route 5 where they found a black 2011 Honda Accord with two bullet holes in the driver’s side door. The driver of the Honda said a silver sedan pulled up alongside the Honda and then there was a loud bang. The silver car then sped off.

Drivers at nearby gas station exit were alarmed to hear about the shooting.

“You never know what to expect in this world today, people are crazy and you don’t know what they’re going to do,  and that’s anywhere,” said Mitch Dunkum of Varina. “Could be right here could be right over there, so being right here in your backyard makes you feel uneasy but it could happen anywhere.”

Added Monica Taylor, “It’s scary, we have a two-year-old child in the car and we travel this route a lot of times to go to my mother-in-law’s house in Prince George so it’s scary that would happen.”

The driver of the Honda, an adult male from Richmond, was looked at by Henrico rescue at the scene but did not require additional treatment. The driver’s wife and child were passengers at the time of the shooting, but were not injured.

At this time the incident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the suspect vehicle – a silver sedan – or shooting is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone or questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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