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Troopers seeking car with 'substantial damage' after woman shot on I-64 ramp

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 18:28:50-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- State police are asking for the public's help finding the man wanted in an apparent I-95 road rage incident that left a Richmond woman wounded on a Henrico interstate ramp Friday night.

Officials with Virginia State Police said a silver Ford Flex and a white Dodge Stratus were headed north on Interstate 95 at the I-95/I-64 Bryan Park interchange around 10:10 p.m. when they "began engaging in aggressive driving."

Both continued west on I-64, but when the drivers took the Staples Mill Road exit, troopers said the driver of the Dodge fired several shots into the back of the Ford Flex.

"The Dodge then pulled up along the passenger side of the Ford Flex and the driver continued firing into the Ford," troopers said. "The two vehicles made contact at one point, before the white Dodge Stratus fled the scene."

Officials said the 36-year-old man driving was not injured, but his 34-year-old wife, who was the only passenger, was hit several times.

The man drove his wife to St. Mary's Hospital and she was later transported to VCU Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, according to state police.

State police described the suspect as a "large male" wearing a white hat and white t-shirt.

Troopers said the white Dodge Stratus should have "substantial damage" to the driver's side where it hit the passenger side of the victim's silver SUV.

As a result, the driver's side of the suspect's car could have silver paint transfer/smudges in the damaged area, according to troopers.

Troopers said the investigation into the crime remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.

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