Man found shot to death in Northaven

A man was found shot to death late Monday evening near the intersection of Rouge Bluff and Steamboat Bend in Northaven.

Shelby County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the scene just before 11:30 p.m. when nearby residents heard gunfire.  When deputies arrived, they found a man in his early twenties dead in the driver's seat of a late model Mercury.

There were no other people inside the car.

Shelby County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Steve Shular said the area where the incident happened, the Horton Housing community, is a relatively quiet part of Northaven.

Investigators are still trying to determine if anyone else was in the car at the time of the shooting, and if any witnesses saw what happened.  If you have information that could aid the investigation, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Monday's murder was the fourth of the year under the jurisdiction of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

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