State Police continues probe into I-77 shooting

Virginia State Police are pursuing multiple leads related to the ongoing investigation into the I-77 shooting in Bland County on Friday, January 3. investigators are still encouraging anyone with information to call the Virginia State Police by dialing #77 or calling 276-228-3131 or be emailing

A Tazewell County man is being treated for serious injuries after being shot at while traveling on Interstate 77 in Bland County Friday morning.

At approximately 5:27 a.m. Friday (Jan. 3), the 40-year-old male was driving north on I-77 in a burgundy Toyota Corolla when a gold Pontiac Montana minivan pulled up beside his vehicle near the 63 mile marker in Bland County. Someone inside the Pontiac van began shooting at the Toyota and struck the driver. The van then continued north on I-77 towards West Virginia.

The Toyota’s driver pulled off onto the shoulder and called 911. He is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries at Wytheville Community Hospital.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is investigating the incident. No charges or arrests have been made at this time.