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Passenger killed on Virginia I-64 by shots from passing car

July 5, 2021 GMT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A passenger inside a car was killed when he was struck by gunfire from a passing car on Interstate 64 near downtown Richmond, Virginia State Police said Monday.

The driver of a Kia sedan told troopers they were in the left lane early Monday when someone in a sedan in the center or right lane began shooting, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The driver of the Kia exited the interstate and stopped on East Broad Street.

According to state police, Timothy A.L.B. Richardson, 23, of Richmond was struck by gunfire in the front seat and taken a local hospital, where he died. Authorities say the driver of the Kia was neither hit nor injured.

Virginia State Police investigators are working to determine whether this was a targeted shooting. No suspects were immediately identified.