When authorities arrived, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.
The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Rayshaun Cotton, had been shot several times and was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment.
Police say Cotton was driving westbound on Holloway Street when he was shot. Witnesses say he was being chased by a second vehicle, which is described as a light-colored, box-style vehicle similar to an Oldsmobile Cutlass.
The second vehicle may have been damaged in the crash.
There is no description of the suspect at this time.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident is asked to call Cpl. Pennica at 560-4440, ext. 29320 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.