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Man found dead in bullet-riddled car on Bonnet Carre Spillway bridge

Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 17:15:00-05

KENNER (AP) – Authorities say someone has been shot to death in a car on Interstate 10 just west of New Orleans.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to a crash around 3:25 a.m. Sunday on the westbound Bonnet Carre Spillway bridge found a car with several bullet holes.

Deputies said in a statement a man was dead and several others were taken to the hospital with injuries that didn’t appear life threatening.

Investigators said it appeared the car that was shot may have collided with a white vehicle before the shooting.

The westbound lanes of I-10 on the bridge were closed for several hours.

Deputies did not give a motive for the shooting.

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