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Man found shot in car in Daytona Beach, police say

Shooting could be drug related

Authorities investigate shooting at Wedgewood Apartments in Daytona Beach.
Authorities investigate shooting at Wedgewood Apartments in Daytona Beach. (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was found fatally shot in the head in a car that was still in drive Wednesday morning, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Authorities said the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 8:30 a.m. along Mason Avenue in the Wedgewood Apartment complex.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man was in the driver’s seat of a black Kia that was still in drive and there was a gun and a scale near his body.

Daytona Beach police are investigating and said the man does not live in the apartment complex but does have family there.

Officers believe the shooting could be drug related. They are now searching for the shooter.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Grant Karcher at 386-671-5310 or KarcherGrant@dbpd.us regarding case 200015814.


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