Shooting Shuts Down I-95, Leaves Miami in Morning-Commute Chaos

Update 1:20 p.m.: A Miami PD spokesperson says police expect "at least another hour delay" before reopening lanes on I-95.

Update 2:50 p.m.: I-95 is finally reopened, according to FDOT:   

Were you hoping to get to work this morning? Or did you have a busy day at school ahead of you? Maybe a flight to catch at MIA? 

Sorry, folks. It probably won't happen today. Details are still scarce, but an early-morning shooting in the middle of I-95 has shut down all southbound lanes near the 95th Street exit. The result: unmitigated morning-commute chaos.

According to details released by the Florida Highway Patrol, the shooting happened around 4:30 this morning, when gunfire erupted between two cars heading southbound. At least one man was killed — aerial shots from news helicopters showed a tarp covering a body in the driver's seat of one car stopped in the middle of the interstate.

CBS4 identifies the man as 23-year-old Nathaniel Peterson. At least two others have been taken to the hospital as a result of the shootout.

An FHP spokesperson tells New Times that Miami-Dade Police have taken over the investigation; an MDPD spokesperson says officers are en route to the scene but "with traffic, it's going to take a while to get there and sort it out."

Twitter is aflame with all manner of traveling horror stories in the wake of the shootout. 


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