DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police are investigating after a woman was fatally shot early Sunday morning.

According to the police department, officers responded to a report of the sound of shots near the intersection of West Morgan Street and Watts Street around 12:49 a.m. The location is right on the edge of downtown Durham, near Duke University’s East Campus.

Once on scene, officers found a woman with gunshot wounds. Emergency responders took her to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The investigation is active and ongoing.



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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Investigator B. Garth at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29313.

Durham police investigating following a fatal shooting on West Morgan Street early Sunday morning. (CBS 17)

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