Northbound lanes of I-85 in Durham reopen after shooting led to closure

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Northbound Interstate 85 was closed after a shooting in Durham late Thursday night, police said.

The shooting was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The victim was in a vehicle traveling north on I-85 near the Roxboro Street when shots were fired from another vehicle. The victim’s vehicle crashed into a concrete median between the Roxboro Street and Avondale Drive exits, police said Friday.

One person was shot in the leg. That person is expected to be OK. Another person in the car suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, police said.

Durham police had said on Twitter around 11 p.m. Thursday that the northbound lanes were closed. Traffic was routed back onto Avondale Drive until the road reopened around 4:15 a.m.

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