Body found

Law enforcement officials gather near the scene where a body was found shot along U.S. Highway 90 just west of the Interstate 10 overpass Tuesday.

LIVE OAK — A local man died Tuesday after being shot alongside U.S. Highway 90 just west of the Interstate 10 overpass.

According to Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John, a white male was found with one gunshot wound to his chest by someone passing by the truck parked alongside the highway.

When that person stopped to check on the truck that had its passenger-side door open, the man was still alive at that time, St. John said, adding that the name was not being released yet. He later died either en route to the hospital or after arriving at the hospital.

St. John said the body was sent to the medical examiner's office Tuesday night and investigators are waiting on autopsy results to determine more about the death.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Crime Lab was on the scene investigating this afternoon.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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