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Tampa Police investigate shooting that closed southbound I-275 overnight

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jun 09, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — Parts of I-275 were closed early Wednesday morning as officers and detectives investigated a death.

Police say they were called to a vehicle crash around 11:22 p.m. on Tuesday night. Officers arrived and found a 2015 blue Dodge with multiple bullet holes resting against the center concrete guardrail on the southbound lanes of the interstate, near Busch Boulevard.

The driver, an adult Black male, had a gunshot wound to the upper body. Police say he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released.

The interstate was closed from Fowler Ave. to Busch from 11:30 p.m. and to 6:45 a.m.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages and they're asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.

No additional information has been released.

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