Woman shot on I-95; driver traveled 20 miles before getting help

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A woman is in critical condition after someone shot at the car she was riding in on Interstate 95 in Richmond early Sunday morning.

According to the driver, the shooting occurred around 4 a.m. when the Nissan Altima pulled onto I-95 at Exit 75 on Broad Street and someone in a white Chevrolet Impala fired at the car.

The woman, who was sitting in the front seat, suffered a single gunshot wound. The driver was not injured in the shooting.

The driver of the Nissan traveled more than 20 miles on I-95 and exited at Temple Avenue before calling 911 to report the shooting and get the injured woman help.

The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center for life-threatening injuries.

Virginia State Police continues to investigate to determine whether or not the shooting was random, but added they did not believe the shooting was linked to any other recent interstate shootings.

Anyone with information about the shooting or who may have been driving the white Chevrolet Impala is asked to contact Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445.

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