Driver struck by bullet before crashing into truck in Titusville, police say

Shooting reported near Singleton Avenue and Iris Street

Titusville shooting and crash leaves victim with life-threatening injuries.
Titusville shooting and crash leaves victim with life-threatening injuries. (Titusville Police Department)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A person was shot Tuesday in Titusville while driving a car causing him to crash into a truck, police said.

The shooting was reported at 11:15 a.m. near Singleton Avenue and Iris Street. Minutes later, officers were notified of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles near the shooting.

Titusville police tweeted that the victim was driving a black Kia Soul when he or she was struck by a bullet. Police said occupants in a dark grey sedan with dark tint pulled along side the victim and begin firing into his vehicle, causing him to loose control and crash.

Police said the Kia Soul hit a commercial truck at Singleton Avenue and Garden Street.

The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said the shooter fled the scene immediately after the shooting and has not been identified.

Detectives believe the victim was specifically targeted by the suspects, and this was not a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (321) 264-7800 or remain anonymous by contacting Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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