A 21-year-old male was found dead in his car in a parking lot off Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa Police confirmed Saturday.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said that police were called out to Vapors Smoke Shop on reports of a man with a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

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When police arrived, they found the victim inside his car already dead. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit then assumed the investigation.

Marty Sellers, Co-Captain of the Tuscaloosa VCU, told The Thread that at this time, the shooting appears accidental, but self-inflicted.

Officers believe nothing criminal occurred as of this afternoon.

Stay with The Tuscaloosa Thread for updates as they become available.

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