Westbound SR 408 shut down following shooting

A man has been transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition after being found shot inside a vehicle on westbound lanes of State Road 408 (East-West Expressway).

Just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, near Goldenrod Road.  Upon arrival, they located a man in his 20s, suffering from a gunshot wound inside a white Honda.  Orange County Fire Rescue was called to assist. Deputies said the victim's car may have been involved in a minor traffic accident, prior to the shooting. 

Deputies closed the 408 by Goldenrod Road, leaving drivers like Yuri Rubio nowhere to go.

"Stuck for over an hour. Probably and hour and 40 minutes," Rubio said.  "I was running out of gas too. I had like a mile, two miles left. I was waiting to get here."

Deputies are looking for witnesses who may have seen what happened. They're looking a surveillance cameras. If you saw what happened with the victim's 2-door white Honda at around 6 p.m. Call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).