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Durham police investigating Holloway Street shooting, crash

Posted March 8, 2010 9:48 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2010 4:49 p.m. EST

— Durham police are investigating a shooting that occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Monday on Holloway Street near Guthrie Avenue.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a weapon call at 8:53 p.m. When they arrived, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, Rayshaun Cotton, 29, of Durham, had been shot several times and was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Witnesses told police that Cotton's vehicle was being chased by another vehicle on Holloway Street when the incident occurred. The second vehicle was described as a light-colored, box-style car similar to a Oldsmobile Cutlass.

The second car may have sustained damage during the incident. There was no description of a suspect.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440, extension 29320, 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.