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One killed in Durham shooting

Posted May 25, 2014

— One person was killed Sunday afternoon after he was shot while in a vehicle on Holloway Street near South Adams Street, police said.

Investigators identified the victim as Juan Carlos Ruiz, 27, of Durham.

After shots were fired from a second vehicle, Ruiz's vehicle crashed into a home, police said. 

"When you go up there and see the car was smashed into the house, I don't think the people were there," said Aaron Clark, who was in the area after the wreck. "I think they were out of town."

Three other people in Ruiz's vehicle were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available Sunday evening.

Investigators believe the shooting was not random.

"That is terrible man, that's the worst," Clark said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Inv. E. Ortiz at 919-560-4440, ext. 29337, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to arrests in felony cases.


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