Virginia State Police looking for witnesses to road rage incident, shooting on I-64

HAMPTON, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating after an alleged road rage incident led to a shooting on I-64 late Wednesday night.

Police say they were contacted just before 10 p.m. by the victim.

The victim told police he was driving westbound on I-64 in his 2014 Audi when someone fired shots at his vehicle. He believed they came from the occupants in a large, white pickup truck. The vehicle was damaged but the driver did not suffer any injuries.

After the incident, the victim left I-64 at Mallory Street and called police.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the shooting was preceded by a road rage incident. Police say the truck tried to merge into traffic at a work zone lane closure at the HRBT. When the truck was unable to merge in front of the Audi, it hit several construction cones before cutting in front of the Audi. The pickup truck then began driving aggressively toward the Audi.

As the vehicles approached the Mallory Street exit, the driver of the pickup shot at the Audi.

Virginia State Police are now looking for any witnesses that may have been driving in the area on I-64 westbound near the HRBT on Wednesday night when the incident occurred.

Anyone with information about the shooting or anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behavior is asked to call Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.