Vehicle transporting gunshot victim crashes on Capital Blvd in Raleigh

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A man who was shot multiple times crashed on Capital Boulevard early Saturday morning (WTVD)

A vehicle transporting a gunshot victim crashed into a power pole early Saturday morning in Raleigh, police said.

Officers were called to Capital Boulevard and I-440 around 4:45 a.m. in connection with a reported shooting.

Once on the scene, police discovered a vehicle had hit a pole, which resulted in downed power lines.

A male gunshot victim was found inside the vehicle. It is not clear if the victim was the driver or a passenger.

The victim was taken to WakeMed.

Capital Boulevard was shut down in the area while crews cleared the scene. Northbound lanes have since been reopened, but as of noon Saturday, southobund lanes were still closed.

Anyone with information that might assist the detectives investigating the case is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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