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Police ID women killed in I-95 shooting

Posted at 7:32 AM, May 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-14 18:11:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have identified the two women who were killed in a shooting on Interstate 95 near the Interstate 64 split in downtown Richmond early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at about 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes near mile marker 75 when a newer model, white four door sedan pulled up next to the victims' 2017 Nissan and opened fire, a Virginia State Police spokesman said. There were seven people inside the Nissan.

The driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Tanna D. Gardner of Richmond, died at the scene. Another woman, identified as 26-year-old Sharayne Danielle Nicole Holland of Manassas, was taken to VCU Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries.

A male passenger was also transported to VCU Medical Center and is being treated for serious life-threatening injuries.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

Two women killed in I-95 shooting

Crime Insider sources told CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett that the victims were out celebrating graduation and that investigators were looking into a fight in a club that broke out about 20 minutes prior to the shooting.

Police have not yet confirmed those details, but say the shooting is considered to be a targeted incident.

Following the shooting, the victims' car came to a stop near Exit 76A, near the giant Richmond sign.

The ramp from I-95 north to I-64 east was closed due to the police investigation and was reopened .

State Police want witnesses to call 804-553-3445 or #77 on a cell phone.

This is a developing story.

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