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Police: Man found shot and killed in car on I-275

Officers say they responded to what they thought was a traffic accident to find a car with multiple bullet holes resting on the guardrail.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa police are investigating after they say a 22-year-old man was found shot and killed in a car on I-275.

Investigators say the call came in just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound side of I-275 at Busch Boulevard. Tampa Fire Rescue, Florida Highway Patrol and the police department all responded to what was originally reported as a crash.

Officers say arrived to find a 2015 blue Dodge with multiple bullet holes resting against the center concrete guardrail. The driver, a 22-year-old Black man, was found suffering from a gunshot to the upper body, according to police.

Police say the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The southbound lanes of I-275 from Fowler Avenue to Busch Boulevard were closed for investigation between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. 

Detectives are still working to determine what led up to the shooting and where the incident happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay
at 800-873-TIPS. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 10 Tampa Bay for updates.

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