MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is dead after an early morning shooting leads to a crash in the Edge District. 

Police responded to a crash on Danny Thomas near the Madison overpass in front of the Hope Heights Tower around 7 a.m.

When they arrived, they found the driver of the silver car dead. Bullet holes cover the vehicle. 

MPD says the man had gunshot wounds, and the person responsible for pulling the trigger was gone. 

Southbound lanes of Danny Thomas between Madison and Union were blocked off for hours as detectives investigated.

Witnesses we spoke to say they heard several shots near Danny Thomas and Union, about a quarter mile away.

They say right after hearing the shots, the car crashed into a tree and landed at a light pole.

The motive behind the shooting is still under investigation.

If you have any information about the person responsible, you’re asked to call Crime stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.