DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police said they responded to an early Sunday morning shootout on a freeway that deputies later said left one person dead at the scene.
Just before 3 a.m., officers say they arrived on scene to find a bullet-riddled car on N.C. 147 in the northbound lanes near the Ellis Road exit, according to Durham police.
Officials later said the scene was in Durham County and deputies took over the investigation.
Police say two people were in the car, one of which was a man who had life-threatening injuries.
The other person was not injured, according to reports.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that as the victim and a passenger traveled on I-885, they were approached by at least one other vehicle and fired on,” the news release from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday night.
Jamarr Parker, 31, of Durham died at the scene, deputies said Sunday night.
Police say they do not know anything about the second vehicle involved in the shootout or what lead up to the incident.
During the initial investigation, officers closed the northbound lanes of the freeway and said they were expected to open back up in a couple of hours.
Deputies said anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 919-560-0900 or Crimestoppers at 919-683-1200.