Police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the man was shot about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Detectives were interviewing residents of the College Glen Apartments to try to gather information about the shooting.
The victim was not immediately identified.
The Olympian reports that Mack says responding officers pulled the victim from the car and tried to give him CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mack did not speculate on a possible motive or release any information about a possible suspect.