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2 dead after shooting on I-75 southbound, troopers say

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 23:06:05-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are investigating a deadly shooting that took place on I-75 early Thursday morning.

Around 3 a.m., troopers found two men dead from gunshot wounds in a white Nissan sedan on the southbound I-75 exit ramp leading to MLK Boulevard. Troopers say the men were 25 and 26, their families have been notified.

According to troopers, witnesses reported seeing people in a white Jeep Cherokee shooting at the sedan.

Troopers say early reports indicate a third person ran from the Nissan westbound on the interstate. That person has not been located.

Troopers are asking anyone with information to contact them by calling *FHP, 813-558-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.

The off-ramp leading to MLK Boulevard shut down for hours before reopening.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to describe the white Jeep as a Cherokee, not a Wrangler after FHP released new information and updated the vehicle type.