NORFOLK, Va. - Over 24 hours after bullet fragments struck two people driving down I-64 west in Norfolk, Virginia State Police detectives are desperately seeking answers.
“We have nothing,” Sgt. Michelle Anaya told News 3. “The victims did not see anything. They could not describe any other vehicles. They could not describe if they were involved in a type of road rage.
“We’re having difficulty trying to piece together exactly what happened, and where the bullet came from.”
According to police, four people were driving down I-264 in a beige, 2013 Chevy Silverado, pulling a pontoon boat, around 3:15 Monday afternoon.
The foursome was heading for a fishing trip when they merged onto I-64 west. Police say that is when someone fired a shot.
The bullet hit the door, bullet fragments hit this elderly couple, and police shut down all lanes of I-64 westbound, just before the Northampton Blvd. exit for an investigation.
News 3's Kelly Rule spoke exclusively to the victims after they were released from the hospital Monday night with non-life threatening injuries.
"Somebody shot through the door of my car, shot me in the knee," says the man passenger. "He shot the top of my girlfriend's leg, but just grazed it. It was real loud, kind of scary."
They asked News 3 to keep them anonymous, but say they had no idea their fishing trip would be cut short because of violence like this.
"It happened so quick, so you don't really think much about it."
Police tell News 3 they are not sure where the bullet came from. Anyone that witnessed the incident is being asked to come forward.
“Even if you do not think it is information that is useful to police, you do not know [for sure]," Anaya said. "We could use any information in an incident like this.”
Police say without witnesses, they might not be able to seek justice for the couple.
There is no suspect information available at this time, and this is an ongoing investigation.
Virginia State Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to call (757) 424-6800 or dial #77 on a cell phone.