1 person killed in Durham shooting and crash, Duke Energy working to restore power

25 June 2022

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — One person is dead after a shooting that caused a wreck and power outage in Durham Saturday.

Police in Durham responded to calls about a shooting just after 2:00 p.m. in the 2700 block of Holloway Street. Upon arrival officers found a man with a gunshot wound inside of a car. Police say after the shooting the victim’s car hit a utility pole causing a power outage along Holloway Street from Junction Road and Lynn Road. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An eyewitness who moved to the area on Wednesday said she was unpacking when the car crashed in front of her house.

“My mom yelled “the car is coming this way,”” she said. “So, we ran into the house, and I was looking out the window and I saw the passenger jump out of the car while it was moving and ran through my yard, so we jumped down on the ground and then we heard the car crash.”

The shooting is the second deadly one to happen in less than 24 hours in the same area after a teenager was shot and killed.

“After hearing that and then seeing this today, it made me a little nervous,” the witness said. “Because I have a part time job, and sometimes my hours are late, so it kind of makes me nervous to come home late at night by myself.”

Both shootings are under investigation, but investigators said the shooting involving the man doesn’t appear to be random and does not appear to be an incident of road rage.

The witness, who’s a Durham resident, said she’s concerned for her safety with an uptick in gun violence.

“Recently, it’s like all the time,” she said.

Saturday’s shooting comes as the City of Durham signed off on a budget that includes a new crime-fighting tool, ShotSpotter, which would give police officers a precise location of gunshots, allowing for faster police response times.

“It took them a while to get here, but this is the first time I ever witnessed anything like this,” the witness said.

The victim’s name has not been released yet as police continue to investigate.

According to officials Duke Energy is working to restore power.

There are no more details at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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