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Neighbors in shock after man found dead inside a car in Coachella

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A man was found dead inside a vehicle late Saturday night in a quiet neighborhood in Coachella along the 84000 block of Calle Cathron street.

News Channel 3 spoke to residents on that street that said they heard fiery shots around 11 pm on Saturday night.

"All I heard was shots fired. I don't know how many but I heard lots of shots fired," said resident.

A woman who lives on the street who didn't want to be identified said she was about to go to bed when she heard shots ring out.

News Channel 3 went around asking other neighbors about the crime and one resident who also didn't want to be identified heard.

"5 shots fired from a pistol," said resident.

The resident said he thinks the sound he heard came for what he called "high caliber gun."

Deputies working through the night. Detectives on scene this morning.

The road was closed and a white Nissan Altima was towed.

Neighbors said the man found in the car lived on the block and guessed he was in his late twenties.

Sheriff's deputies confirmed shell casings were found at the scene.

Some neighbors are on high alert.

"I am worried because we live here and we're neighbors and we live on the same street," said resident.

"when our visitors come then I'll be worried," said resident.

Neighbors told News Channel 3 they believe the shooting is drug related.

We have reached out the Riverside County Sheriff's department asking for more information and we are waiting for a response.

Stay with News Channel for new information on the case.

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Dani Romero

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