Two men were found dead after a shooting on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade early Monday that brought traffic to a standstill for several hours, authorities said.
The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed between Northwest 95th Street/Rev. Dr. A. Jackson Jr. Boulevard and Northwest 103rd Street as authorities investigated the incident. Express lanes and the on-ramp were also closed.
The southbound lanes didn't open back up until after 2:30 p.m.
In addition, all lanes in the northbound direction were closed between Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 95th Street. The lanes later opened back up shortly after noon.
The shooting happened sometime before 4 a.m. and involved two vehicles, Miami-Dade Police officials said.
When officers arrived at the scene they found a man dead in one car and the second car abandoned, officials said.
Officers found the second victim injured on the other side of I-95. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Family members identified one of the victims as 23-year-old Nathaniel Peterson. They said he was a construction worker and father of two girls. Records show he had a violent past, including arrests for battery and assault.
The motive for the shooting was unknown, police said. Miami-Dade Police and the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.
Police have not confirmed whether this was a shootout between the two cars, but they are questioning several people.
No further information has been released.
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