NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to the scene of an interstate shooting Thursday evening in Newport News that resulted in minor injuries to a woman and child.

State Police started receiving calls around 5:18 p.m. about a shooting incident on Interstate 64 westbound at mile marker 253 near Denbigh Boulevard.

The investigation found that someone inside an unknown vehicle fired shots at a silver Ford Focus, with two adults and a child inside.

The female passenger in the Ford was shot. State Police say her injury is not life-threatening. The child in the back seat suffered scrapes and cuts from broken glass and the man driving the vehicle was not hurt.

As of 7 p.m., traffic was still backed up for about three miles on I-64 westbound near the scene.

The suspect vehicle fled and has not been located. Virginia State Police is asking for the community’s help.

If you witnessed the shooting or saw any unusual activity prior to the incident or in the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue, please contact the Virginia State Police at (757) 424-6800, or email

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