A motorist was shot and wounded Tuesday night on Interstate 95 in Petersburg — the second interstate shooting in the Richmond and Tri-Cities region in 24 hours. A Richmond man was fatally shot Monday evening on I-95 in Chesterfield County.
In Tuesday’s shooting, Virginia State Police said a white Chevrolet Impala was traveling on I-95 when it was struck by several rounds fired by a person in a passing vehicle about 11:20 p.m. The vehicle pulled off onto the ramp for Exit 48 (Wagner Road), and the driver — who was struck by the gunfire — ran on foot to a nearby convenience store, where 911 was called.
The driver, 33, was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was unable to provide a description of the suspect vehicle.
At this stage of the investigation, there is no evidence linking Tuesday’s shooting with Monday night’s fatal shooting of a Richmond man on I-95 in Chesterfield County, said state police spokesperson Corinne Geller.
In the Monday case, Jamari L. Phillips, 21, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the rear seat of a Ford Focus that had pulled over onto the shoulder near Ruffin Mill Road in Chesterfield. Police said the 11:30 p.m. shooting appeared to be a “targeted and deliberate act” that involved the occupants of two vehicles traveling in the northbound lanes of I-95.