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Man shot in drive-by on Durham highway

Posted March 19, 2011

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— Durham police said that a man was shot in the head during a drive-by on N.C. Highway 147 early Saturday.

Police said the victim was riding in a car going north on N.C. Highway 147, near North Roxboro Street, around 3 a.m. when another vehicle pulled up alongside it. Someone in the second vehicle opened fire, shooting the victim in the face and striking his car multiple times.

The driver of the victim's car went to the Durham police headquarters. An ambulance took him to Duke University Hospital.

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, had life-threatening injuries.

Police said they believe the shooting was intentional. No suspects have been named.

N.C. 147 North was closed between Fayetteville Road and Mangum Street for about two hours later Saturday morning while police gathered evidence.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call police Investigator S. Pate at 919-560-4440, ext. 29332 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • tritonlm6 Mar 21, 2011

    Gang related or just a random drive by?