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Women injured after 'drive-by' shooting on Interstate 64 in Henrico

Posted at 9:20 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 00:07:39-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two women were injured after a shooting along Interstate 64 in Henrico County early Saturday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

The women's car was hit in what appeared to be a "drive-by" shooting, at about 2:20 a.m., along the interstate near the Staples Mill Road exits, Henrico Police said.

The driver, a 24-year-old Richmond woman, and her passenger, a 22-year-old Richmond woman, were taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The passenger had been treated and released, state police officials said Saturday afternoon.

Troopers said neither woman suffered a gunshot wound.

"[The] victims could not offer suspect information," a Henrico officer wrote about the investigation. "This is an isolated incident with no active threat to the public."

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Richmond Field Office is investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or Virginia State Police at 804-609-5656, #77 by cell or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier news release from Henrico Police said the women had "non-fatal gunshot wounds." State police officials later said that neither woman was shot.

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