Man fatally shot, woman hit by tractor-trailer on I-20
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police are searching for the gunman in a deadly shooting that resulted in the closure of I-20 eastbound lanes for more than five hours.
Police arrived on the scene near 10 p.m. Sunday, according to dispatchers. At the scene, officers found a man inside his vehicle who was suffering from a gunshot wound.
Investigators believe that the victim was shot while driving, leading him to stop in the middle lane of the interstate. Another vehicle driven by a woman hit the stopped vehicle soon after.
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Officials say the female driver got out of her vehicle and was hit by a tractor-trailer, killing her.
Medics took the man to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Officials have not identified either victim or any suspects in the shooting.
At times, upwards of five miles along I-20 EB were blocked off; later, authorities began diverting traffic off the interstate near Wesley Chapel.
Authorities lifted road blockages around 5 a.m. Monday.
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