DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The Durham Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that caused a man to crash a car and trigger a power outage on Saturday afternoon.
Officers responded to a shooting in 2700 block of Holloway Street shortly after 2 p.m.
Upon arriving, officers located a man inside a vehicle who was shot. The victim was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead, police said.
After the shooting, the victim’s car hit a utility pole causing a power outage in an area along Holloway Street from Junction Road to Lynn Road, police said.
About 1,200 people were without power in the area around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Duke Energy, which responded to the scene.
As of Sunday morning, the majority of customers had their power restored.
Police later said the Saturday afternoon shooting did not appear to be random and did not appear to be an incident of road rage.
There were more than nine evidence markers at the scene where the shooting took place. A couple of blocks away a tan four-door car was wrecked.
The Saturday afternoon shooting happened less than 24 hours after a teen girl was shot and killed in the same area of Durham.
The Saturday shooting also comes after a few high-profile deadly Durham shootings in which people were hit by gunfire while driving and then crashed. One happened just 11 days ago along U.S. 15-501 and left a 19-year-old dead.
A similar deadly shooting happened a month ago along N.C. 55 when gunfire also hit a hot dog restaurant and left a Jeep driver dead.
The Saturday afternoon shooting investigation is ongoing.
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