1 dead after shots fired into moving car; Durham police reopen NC-55 after more than 12 hours

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police have closed a major road Sunday evening after a person was shot in a moving vehicle and later died.

The shooting was reported just before 5:30 p.m. along N.C. 55 in east Durham.

Crime scene tape was up across N.C. 55 and Durham police cars blocked the lanes for more than 12 hours.

An officer at the scene said a driver was shot in a moving vehicle on the road and died at the scene. The victim was an adult male and was alone in the car, police said. On Monday, the victim was identified as Jamal McClinton Coltrane, 31.

The highway remained closed Monday morning until around 6:30 a.m.

Two people were injured in a shooting about 30 minutes earlier Sunday. Those two victims were shot around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot along the 1500 block of Holloway Street, police said.

Police said at this time they do not think the two Sunday shootings are related.

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