The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after two men were shot dead in the car while driving a turnpike.
The FHP said it happened around 9:55 pm to the south just south of Griffin Road.
Officials said the victim’s red Dodge Charger was in the central lane when their vehicle collided several times. According to FHP, there were four people in the charger at the time of the shooting, all in their mid-20s.
Investigators said the suspect’s vehicle approached the charger from the right side and fired multiple times toward the passenger seat.
“Both the front right passenger and the rear right passenger were each hit with a bullet. The passenger in the front right fired multiple shots at the suspect’s car,” the investigator said.
The suspect’s vehicle continued southward without stopping.
The charger stopped on the right shoulder when the occupant called the police.
Both the front right passenger and the rear right passenger have been taken to the Memorial Regional Hospital and remain stable.
The Florida Highway Patrol said an average of one vehicle was shot dead each week on the South Florida Highway, and criminal activity, including such shootings, has skyrocketed over the past six months.
Early Friday morning, around 4:45 am, they were informed of another shooting on the I-75. They said the man who was driving was shot several times with one of the bullets that hit his hips.
If you have any questions about this shooting, please contact FHP (* 347).
Two people who were hospitalized following the shooting at the turnpike
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