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BOYNTON BEACH — It was another day of bullets flying across the highway in South Florida.
A man is dead and three others were hurt in a drive-by shooting Monday on Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach, authorities said.
They were driving south on I-95 between Gateway Boulevard and Hypoluxo Road when someone shot at their burgundy Lexus from another car, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. They drove themselves to a nearby hospital, Bethesda East.
When they arrived, the man was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds, and the others were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, said Teri Barbera, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Authorities did not release their names.
Authorities are searching for information about the shooter. Anyone who may have seen the shooting or what may have led up to it is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
Shootings on I-95 are on the rise, but the Florida Highway Patrol rarely solves the cases, according to data analyzed by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Drivers who accidentally cut someone off in traffic have been barraged with gunfire, and the shooter almost always escapes. In just the last year, a young woman was killed, a teen boy was paralyzed and numerous others were grazed by bullets in unsolved I-95 shootings.
Grieving Florida families are outraged that Florida is not using technology that’s readily available — especially cameras on I-95. FDOT has more than 570 live-streaming cameras stationed along the 379-mile highway, but they don’t record.
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