Vegas police chasing car find man shot dead inside

August 6, 2012 - 10:35 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police chasing a car that appeared to be driving itself say they found a man shot dead inside.

An officer says he saw the Nissan Maxima run a red light about 6 p.m. Sunday near Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards, but it didn't look like anyone was in the driver's seat.

Authorities say the vehicle jumped a median and veered into a landscaped area near a church before it turned back into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle.

Officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds slouched in the seat. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/NdvJGP ) the man apparently had his foot on the accelerator after he was shot. Detectives are looking for who's responsible for the killing.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com