Man found shot to death outside SUV in neighborhood near downtown Durham

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A man was shot to death early on Monday just off Chapel Hill Road in Durham, police said.

Officers responded to a shooting call around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson Street and Underwood Avenue, about a mile west of downtown Durham.

Police originally told CBS 17 the victim was taken to the hospital but said they were not sure the extent of the person’s injuries. A CBS 17 crew at the scene later in the morning reported seeing a man’s body lying in the street next to a crashed SUV. Police sent a release just before noon saying that a man had been shot and killed in the incident. They did not mention anyone being injured.

The shooting happened in the middle of a neighborhood.

University Apartments are on one side of the street and on the other side are long-term residents, some who have been in the community for 10 years or more.

Those in the community are upset there was a shooting just feet from their homes and frustrated that police left a man’s body in the road for more than 10 hours.

Neighbors told CBS 17 that they heard multiple gunshots and came outside to see a man dead in the street.

Police at the scene were looking at two vehicles – a burgundy SUV with multiple bullet holes in the windshield and a silver-colored sedan.

Neighbors said they saw another person taken from the scene in an ambulance.

Authorities are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting. No suspect information has been released at this time and no arrests have been made. The identity of the victim has not been released.

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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