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Man Shot in Car Dies; Police Seek Shooter

Posted November 20, 2007 12:24 p.m. EST
Updated November 21, 2007 7:07 a.m. EST

— A Durham man died Tuesday morning at Duke University Hospital after being shot on Nov. 16 while sitting in a Honda Accord. Police were still looking for the people responsible for the shooting.

Cody D. Gurley, 21, was in the car with Deshaun Mitchell, 24, and another man when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled up beside them near the intersection of Fayetteville and Ramseur streets, according to police.

An occupant of the Jeep fired at least one shot at the Honda, according to police. The Honda ran off the right side of the road near East Main and Elizabeth streets and struck a power pole.

The Jeep pulled up to the Honda, and several more shots were fired, officials said.

Gurley and Mitchell suffered gunshot wounds. Gurley died on Tuesday while Mitchell remained hospitalized, authorities said.

No charges have been filed. The only suspect description is several males in a white Jeep Cherokee.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jack Cates at 560-4440, ext. 262 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.