Update: 2:46 AM EDT
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Updated 2:28 AM EDT
NBC 29 is reporting that 2 people were shot along I-64 while traveling down the interstate. NBC 29 Valley Bureau Chief, Ken Slack, reports live on the air that he has viewed the bullet holes in one of the vehicles parked at Augusta Medical Center. A Red Mazda 3. One of the shootings occurred around the 105 MM of I-64 near the Rest Area. That person is reported to have possibly been grazed in the neck by a bullet then drove himself to the emergency room to seek medical attention.
Another victim, a female driving a mini van, is being treated after a bullet struck near her driver’s side door.
Neither of the injuries is considered major.
Update: 2:10 AM EDT:
According to Virginia 511 State Site, I-64 is confirmed shutdown starting at Exit 96 proceeding east to 118 near Charlottesville.
1:50 AM EDT
We have received information that a high powered rifle may have been used.
A massive state and local law enforcement buildup is underway along I-64 in Augusta, Nelson, and Albemarle Counties. From what NCL can gather,
(this is very preliminary)
something involving the shooting of several vehicles traveling along I-64. We have no information at this time as to whether injuries occurred. But unconfirmed area media reports are saying at least one injury has occurred.
NCL can directly confirm a huge search is underway along the I-64 corridor including helicopters and the interstate is closed down between exit 96 in Augusta and 119 in Albemarle County.
This is an extremely fluid situation and we are updating as we have information