MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A deadly shooting on I-395 is under investigation as commuters were left stuck in some major traffic trouble due to closed roads and traffic backups.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a person in a white Range Rover SUV was traveling west on I-395 in the area of Biscayne Blvd. when someone started firing shots at the SUV around 10:30 Thursday night. As a result, the driver of the SUV, an unidentified 30-year-old man, died on the scene.
“We do know that more than one shot may have been fired and that’s according to the casings that we have compiled,” said Kenia Fallat with the Miami Police Department.
The shooting investigation lead to heavy delays in the area with westbound I-395 closed at Biscayne Boulevard and all eastbound 836 lanes at I-95 shut down until roughly 11 a.m. Friday.
Police are not yet releasing the identity of the driver or whether he was alone in the car when the shooting happened Thursday night.
“We do know there was another vehicle that could possibly be involved and that’s something detectives are looking at,” said Fallat.
Police on Friday did not release the type of car, number of suspects they are searching for, or a motive for the deadly shooting.
“Not only did the driver sustain a gunshot wound, but he crashed,” said Fallat. “Fortunately enough, nobody else was near that vehicle when it came to a final rest.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.