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Man shot to death in Durham

Posted April 4, 2009 9:48 a.m. EDT
Updated April 5, 2009 12:20 p.m. EDT

— Durham Police found a man with a gunshot wound inside a pickup truck after its driver flagged an officer down early Saturday.

Officers were dispatched to Linwood Avenue, near Alston Avenue, in response to a 911 call shortly before 4 a.m. The driver of a pickup truck flagged down an officer on Fayetteville, over N.C. Highway 147.

The driver's passenger, a 52-year-old man, had been shot, police said. The victim died of his injuries.

Police have not labeled the death a homicide.They withheld the victim's identity, pending notification of family.

Anyone with information about the shooting death is asked to call Investigator C. Robinson at 919-560-4440, ext. 264 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.