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Highway Shooting in Fayetteville Kills 1

Posted May 6, 2007 8:05 a.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2007 11:28 a.m. EDT

— A teen died early Sunday after a gunman shot into the car he was riding in from another car, police said.

The first car took Jourdhan Phillips, 18, to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where officials called police at about 4:20 a.m.

Detectives said Phillips had been shot once in the chest. He died in surgery.

Police said they were told the car in which Phillips was riding was on Morganton Road near Hearthstone Drive when the second vehicle pulled alongside. The gunman shot across the driver of the car and hit Phillips, who was in the passenger seat, police said.

The crime isn't considered random, police said, noting they believe the car Phillips was in was targeted by the gunman.

The shooting remains under investigation.