DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A highway in Durham was closed for about six hours after a car crashed during a deadly shooting Monday afternoon, police said.
The incident was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 4400 block of N.C. 55, according to a news release from Durham police.
Police said the incident happened as an SUV and a black Jeep were both traveling south along N.C. 55 near West Park Drive.
Someone in the SUV fired gunshots at a person in the Jeep, police said. The Jeep then went off the road and crashed into several parked cars in the parking lot at Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs, according to police.
A witness said he heard 10 to 20 shots fired.
Durham police would not say how many shots were fired but there are several evidence markers on the road. One window was shot out at the hot dog restaurant, but no one inside was injured by gunfire, Durham police said.
The male driver of the black Jeep died at the scene, according to police. The suspect in the SUV fled the area, police said.
Both directions of N.C. 55 near Meridian Parkway were closed until about 11:15 p.m., the news release said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Investigator J.D. Harris at (919) 560-4440 extension 29120 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.
The shooting is under investigation, according to police.