HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- State police are investigating after a man was found shot in the knee on Interstate 64 early Sunday morning.
Troopers responded to the westbound lanes of I-64 at Dickens Road at 2:40 a.m. for a report of a man in a maroon Hyundai sedan that had sustained a gunshot wound to the knee. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is under investigation by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Richmond field office. At present, it is believed that the man was shot in the area of I-64 and Staples Mill Road.
People in nearby neighborhoods were surprised to hear the news.
Rick Chapman and his son Wyatt were working on a project on Father's Day.
“We’re out here cleaning up the yard. A tree got struck by lightning out here and uh, we're taking everything and making sure it’s all nice and pretty again,” said Chapman.
Chapman said he bought the rental home just five weeks ago, in what he believes to be a safe neighborhood, and was disturbed to learn a man was shot nearby.
“I didn’t expect anything like this to happen in this area. It’s a great area. A lot of up and coming businesses, lot of new development,” said Chapman.
Chapman said his biggest concern is for his family and other families who may want to rent the home.
“That’s certainly something that hits home -- you hear some bad crime, you certainly don’t want to put anyone in that situation,” said Chapman.
Jennifer Smith, who works at the American Health Associates nearby, was also shocked by the news.
“That’s kind of scary -- it’s real scary," said Smith. “I mean you just don’t expect that around here.”
Chapman said he hopes the incident is "an isolated situation" and investigators ,"get to the bottom of it."
Virginia State Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 804-533-3445.
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