TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting on Interstate 4 that led to a crash early Monday, injuring one.
A trooper on patrol about 3 a.m. spotted a heavily-damaged sedan on the shoulder of westbound I-4, about a mile east of the Interstate 275 junction, according to the Highway Patrol. The trooper stopped to investigate and found the driver lying on the ground outside the car. The person had been shot once, and the driver’s side of the car was riddled with bullet holes.
Troopers say the driver was heading west on I-4 when the driver was shot, resulting in a crash. Investigators believe a passenger was in the car at the time of the shooting and fled from the scene after the crash.
The driver was taken to a local hospital and remained in serious condition, troopers said.
Troopers asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Highway Patrol at (813) 558-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477.