PD: Man found dead inside shot-up car in Phoenix

Police are investigating after they say a man was found dead inside a shot up car in a Phoenix neighborhood.

According to police, the shooting happened Thursday near 26th Street and Shea Boulevard. Neighbors heard the gunshots at around 5:00 a.m. Thursday, but it wasn't until closer to 7:00 a.m. that someone found the shot-up car.

"There's always a car parked on that side over there, so I never really think about it," said an area resident, identified only as "Grant".

"After a month or two, it was there again, and I thought, 'oh he must live again and he's being punished because all this stuff was in the car'," said Janet Daspit, who lives in the area.

Whoever pulled the trigger reportedly fired dozens of rounds in the middle of the street, spraying the car with bullets on both sides. The car had California license plates.

People living in the area say local politicians are among those who live in the quiet neighborhood, and they are shocked that such a violent crime happened on their street.

"I've been in this neighborhood for 12 years, and I've never seen anything like this before," said an area resident, identified only as "Grant".

Daspit said she did not know who the man was.

"I would see somebody in it sleeping," said Daspit. "I would walk by the car and if I saw him in there, I'd cross the street. I didn't want to disturb him."

On Friday, Phoenix police identified the victim as 21-year-old Luc Alan Amed Treadwell. Police say an SUV was seen chasing after Treadwell's vehicle earlier in the morning.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.