PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police is investigating a shooting along I-85 in Petersburg that left one dead in the early hours of the morning.

At around 2:27 a.m. on Sunday, the shooting occurred in the area of I-85 south near the Squirrel Level Road exit, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Jessica Shehan.

A Petersburg man, 25-year-old Raeqwon Curtis Hinton, was shot as a result of the incident.

Following the shooting, Hinton’s vehicle — a black Chrysler 300 — traveled to the BP gas station located off Boydton Plank Road in Dinwiddie County. It was here that Hinton was pronounced dead.

There was one passenger inside the vehicle who was uninjured.

The BP gas station where Hinton was pronounced dead (Photo: Tim Corley 8News)

The suspect vehicle was described as a lighter-colored vehicle that fled the scene.

This is the third shooting on an interstate in the Richmond are in less than a week. Virginia State Police says it does not believe the shootings to be related.

“It was just crazy because someone else had just died the other day, and I’m just like ‘it’s just getting crazy out here,'” said one of Hinton’s friends. “And for it to be him, I never would have thought, you feel me? Like, not in a million years, for real.”

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information related to the shooting is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police at 804-609-5656 or email