A shooting occurred on Interstate 81 around mile marker 137 in Roanoke County Sunday, according to a release from Virginia State Police.
The shooter was reported to have been driving a green Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to Sgt. Richard Garletts, a Virginia State Police public information officer.
The unidentified victim, according to police, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A midday Monday update indicated that the public is not in danger. Garletts said, “The motorcycle and suspect are believed to have left Virginia.”
The shooting remains under investigation, with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisting with the shooting.
Another incident involving a motorcycle occurred on I-81 Sunday. A two-vehicle crash resulted in a fatality near mile marker 169 in Botetourt County.
According to police, a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling north on the interstate when the motorcycle struck a 2022 tractor-trailer in the rear. The driver of the motorcycle, Randall David Lucabaugh, 60, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, died at the scene.
“This motorcycle is not the suspect in the shooting, but may be part of the same group,” Garletts said Sunday, adding that information may change as the investigation continues.