Officers were called out to a disturbance involving weapons in the area around 4:40 a.m., police said.
Juan Castillo, 26, of Bingham Street in Durham, was found in the back of a Ford pickup truck. He had been shot in the chest, and was later pronounced dead at Duke Hospital.
No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 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.