NORFOLK, Va. - A man was seriously injured in an interstate shooting Saturday afternoon.
Around 12:38 p.m., State Police were called to investigate an interstate shooting that had occurred on Interstate 264, eastbound, in the vicinity of Military Highway, in the city of Norfolk.
One man, who was the driver, was fired upon by an unknown vehicle. The 24-year-old man suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to Norfolk Sentara Hospital. Officials are currently at the scene investigating.\
The VB Scanner Members Group shared the following video with News 3 of dash cam footage of aftermath of the incident:
Families tell News 3 reporter Kelsey Jones, that they're worried about gun violence continuing on local interstates and highways. Leaving some drivers afraid to get behind the wheel.
"It's very scary for me, and everyone that's driving around me because I don't want to see other people hurt, nor do I want me or anyone that I'm the car with to get hurt," said a concerned resident.
But sadly that was the reality for one victim Saturday.
Janis Taylor, a concerned resident said, "What has to be done is these guns need stricter regulations and restrictions."
For Janis Taylor, gun violence hits close to home. She says with the recent interstate shootings and her just getting back behind the wheel just a few days ago, it's concerning.
"More times than few you have to drive for others, and being that I don't want to cause any hurt or harm to anyone I let them go on," said Taylor.
Saturday's shooting is one of seven shootings that have taken place on local interstates and highways since June 1st. Driving experts say one wrong decision on the road could lead to a bad outcome.
Ryan Addock, AAA Tidewater said, "It is an astonishing statistic, and it is a number that we don't want to see keep growing and growing."
Whether you're traveling alone or with others, AAA experts say if you need to beep your horn just do quick taps, and avoid eye contact with drivers experiencing road rage.
"It's just the little thing that can push them over the edge," said Addock.
State police sent us a statement about the recent interstate shootings and said "Each of these shootings are investigated in their own unique merits. We want to solve these cases for the victims and we want the public to know we take these shootings seriously."
State police tell News 3 they don't have more troopers out on roads. They say they've been experiencing a shortage of manpower, and recruiting has been difficult.
This is currently an active and ongoing criminal investigation.
VSP encourages any witnesses driving between the area of I-264 in the vicinity of Military Highway, prior to, or after the incident, who may have possible information about this shooting and/or witnessed suspicious behavior should contact the Virginia State Police at (757)424-6800 or at email@example.com.