Man found dead inside car in West Ashley

(SOURCE: LIVE 5 NEWS)
(SOURCE: LIVE 5 NEWS)
(SOURCE: LIVE 5 NEWS)
(SOURCE: LIVE 5 NEWS)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston City police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a car at Savannah Highway and I-526 in West Ashley.

Police responded to the scene shortly after midnight and say the man died from a gunshot wound.

An officer was responded to a call reporting an incident on Savannah Hwy and the I-526 overpass at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday.

The person who reported the incident reportedly told dispatch the driver of the car had a gun and had been shot.

Upon arriving to the scene, an officer reports having seen a man who appeared dead in the driver's seat with a gun in his hand and a fresh wound to the head.

EMS arrived at the scene and pronounced the driver dead at 12:18 a.m.

The victim's identity has not been released yet. The crime scene blocked off Savannah Highway in both directions from Skylark Dr. to Sam Rittenberg Blvd. early Wednesday morning, but the road has since reopened.

The car was located in the middle of the street when Live 5 News crews arrived and was towed away around 5 a.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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