VSP investigating crash resulting from interstate shooting

On July 6th, 2022 at approximately 11:33 PM, state police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 264 at Victory Boulevard, in the city of Portsmouth. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the crash was a result of an interstate shooting.

Preliminary investigations reveal that the driver and sole occupant of a Mercedes Benz with temporary tags, was traveling westbound on Interstate 264, when a dark colored sedan pulled alongside of the driver and began to shoot at the vehicle, subsequently causing the driver to lose control and run off the roadway into the treeline at the Victory Boulevard off ramp. The male driver/victim, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Norfolk General Hospital.

The Virginia State Police is reaching out to the community for any witnesses driving between the area of Interstate 264 in the vicinity of Victory Boulevard, Portsmouth, prior to, or after the incident, who may have possible information.

Anyone with information about this shooting and/or witnessed suspicious behavior are encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at #(757)424-6800 or at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

This is still an on-going criminal investigation. No further information is available at this time. ALL updated information will be provided via email/release.

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