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Henrico teen killed in shooting that slowed I-64 traffic, Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett

CI sources: Henrico teen killed in shooting that slowed I-64 traffic
Posted at 5:37 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 08:19:44-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that a Henrico teen was killed in a shooting that stalled traffic on Interstate 64 west near Nine Mile Road on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday just after 4 p.m., a Virginia State Trooper was helping a disabled driver along I-64 westbound on the Shockoe Valley bridge near the 191 mile-marker.

While the trooper was with the driver, a second car pulled up. The driver of this car requested assistance from the trooper for a passenger with apparent wounds from a shooting.

The trooper and the VDOT Safety Service Patrol helped the victim while emergency crews responded to the scene.

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that the victim of the shooting, a 17-year-old Henrico high school student, died at the hospital on Thursday night.

Henrico Police said the shooting happened in the 2700 block of Byron Street around 4:20 p.m.

Traffic along I-64 westbound was merged into a single left lane while police worked to collect evidence and clear the scene.

All lanes have reopened as of Thursday evening.

Detectives are looking for information about the incident from those in the community.
All tips may be anonymous by either using P3Tips.com on your smartphone or by calling 804-780-1000. Anyone with information may also contact Detective Seay at 804-501-7323

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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