2012-04-12 / Local & State

Driver Shot And Killed On Philly Expressway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – State police are asking for help from the public in finding out who shot and killed a driver on a Philadelphia freeway on Easter.

Police said the 29- year- old driver was heading east on the Schuylkill Expressway just east of the City Avenue exit at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday when another vehicle drove up beside the car and someone fired numerous times into the passenger side.

The driver was struck by one of the bullets, and his car crashed into the center median, police said. A passenger in the car flagged down a passing police officer, and paramedics pronounced the victim dead inside the car. The name of the victim has not been released.

Sgt. David Milligan told The Philadelphia Inquirer that authorities are trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

“There's no indication that there was a random shooter,” Milligan said. “But right now we’re looking at everything. We’re trying to see if there was a reason (the driver) was targeted.”

Although traffic wasn't especially heavy at the time, police hope there might have been witnesses, perhaps passing motorists unaware that a shooting was taking place, Milligan said.

Police say they have no description of a suspect or vehicle and are asking anyone with information to call investigators.

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