Driver shot on I-77 in Bland County on Friday

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BLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police are investigating after a 40-year-old man from Tazewell County was shot along I-77 early Friday morning.

According to authorities, around 5:27 a.m., the victim was heading northbound on I-77 in a burgundy Toyota Corolla when a gold Pontiac Montana minivan drove up next to him near mile marker 63.

Police say that someone inside the minivan began shooting at the Toyota before the minivan proceeded north on I-77 towards West Virginia.

The Toyota’s driver was struck during the incident, but police say he still pulled over to the shoulder of the road and called 911. He is being treated at Wytheville Community Hospital for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office is currently investigating the shooting.

If you have information about this incident, please call (276) 228-3131 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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