Driver shot in the head on Atlanta interstate

Authorities shut down I-20 in southwest Atlanta overnight after a man was shot in the head while driving on the interstate, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The man was shot just after midnight in the westbound lanes near Martin Luther King Drive. Officers responding to the scene found him behind the wheel of a silver Volkswagen Jetta, the news station reported.

“There were multiple shots fired inside the vehicle,” Atlanta police Lt. Andrea Webster told Channel 2. “We were able to recover a couple of shell casings.”

The 33-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

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Multiple lanes of the interstate were closed until about 2:30 a.m. while investigators collected evidence. They have not determined a motive, the news station reported. 

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