Murder in a Car

The police found a murdered man in a car. The windows of the car were raised, the doors were locked, and the keys were inside, in the man’s hands. The man was shot several times with a gun, but there were no holes anywhere on the car. How is this possible?

The car was convertible, with the top retracted back.

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Responses

    1. It could be an answer, even though it is not very likely that the shooter makes sure the doors are locked before fleeing the scene. Generally, Lateral puzzles involve some key information that is omitted and may feel “silly”, so if you don’t like them, I recommend you to skip this category.

      1. Puzzle Prime: KP has a unique solution that’s better than the convertible answer. If you don’t like it, then maybe the Lateral category isn’t for you.
        Picture a person getting shot near their car. Heavily injured, they flee to their car, lock the doors, but sadly perish shortly after.
        Why is this a better answer? Because convertibles don’t have the windows raised when the top is down. And because it doesn’t rely on having a convertible in the first place.

  1. My solution was that the man who was shot tried to drive away or hide in his car, but died shortly afterwards.

  2. Solution that doesn’t involve obvious and important information being left out:

    Murderer is outside car. Shoots man. Then reaches arm inside and activates electric window switch, retracting his arm as the window closes. *Note: most cars I’m familiar will will open/close fully with a single switch activator, though the time this riddle was developed, that may not have been the case.

  3. wow i was really shocked by this amazing yet subtle riddle. It spoke to me in way no ever has. 10/10 would do it again.