HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – All Interstate 64 westbound lanes near Neil Armstrong Parkway in Hampton were closed for several hours Thursday night after a 3-vehicle crash that also involved a shooting, Virginia State Police said.
An update from VSP Friday said the investigation revealed two vehicles, a Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, were involved in an “altercation and shooting” around 6:25 p.m., during which the driver of the Chrysler was struck by gunfire. The Charger rear-ended a Nissan Rogue in the westbound lanes. Meanwhile, the Chrysler spun out of control until it came to a stop on the left shoulder. The driver of the Chrysler was taken to the hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.
A second person was injured as a result of the crash and taken to the hospital for treatment. VSP did not say in which vehicle that person was a passenger. WAVY reached out to ask and were told that the person was “an occupant of a vehicle that was crashed.” Sgt. Michelle Anaya with VSP said all other facts of this case remain under investigation.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the scene was cleared just after 10 p.m.
VDOT cameras showed traffic backed up for several miles, with police diverting traffic off of the interstate, and traffic cones across the westbound lanes at Neil Armstrong Parkway. VDOT said it was due to other security/police activity and the detour is active at the parkway.
Virginia State Police had troopers at the scene and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents responded to investigate.
No charges have been filed at this time.
VSP called this an isolated incident. They are asking anyone who witnessed anything to contact them at (757) 424-6800, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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