Shots fired on Durham Freeway

Shots fired on Durham Freeway Monday night
June 21, 2011 10:08:50 AM PDT
For the second time in three days, police are investigating a shooting on the Durham Freeway.

Authorities say someone drove up beside a white Infinity and fired shots into the car just before 11 p.m. Monday as the driver was headed south on the Durham Freeway near Briggs Avenue.

The driver, a 32-year-old unidentified man, said before then, around 10 p.m. he was leaving his friend's house on Nixon Street when he noticed two cars - a dark blue Dodge Charger and a white or gray Acura -in the middle of the street.

The victim told officers that the two vehicles, which were both occupied by several people, followed him as he drove from Nixon Street and onto the southbound lanes of the Durham Freeway.

The driver said the people in the Dodge and Acura fired shots at his vehicle, causing him to lose control and crash through the median and into the northbound lanes.

The driver was able to run through the woods to Angier Avenue to get help and called 911. The driver was not hurt.

Police are still looking for the shooter.

Meanwhile, they are also investigating a shooting that killed another driver on the Durham Freeway Saturday afternoon.

Michael Hunter, 30, was shot near Jackie Robinson Drive and Fayetteville Street and drove his BMW 200 yards before crashing into a tree.

"I think it's sad," victim's friend Christian Johnson said. "It's senseless! When it happened last week, I lost a friend from high school here. I'm kind of tired of it, honestly."

Police haven't made an arrest in that case either.

At this point, police say there is no information to indicate that the shooting is related to Saturday's shooting. Neither shooting appears to be random, according to preliminary investigations.

Anyone with information on the shooting last night is asked to call Investigator Emanuel at 560-4415, ext. 29306 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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