Officials at the scene told ABC11 it happened around 4:15 p.m.
A burgundy SUV was traveling toward Clayton near Raynor Road when a witness heard gunshots come from the car and saw a woman being pushed out of a car.
The woman, who was identified as Jasmine Nicole Upsher, 23, of Green Level was dead. Authorities said she had been shot. Upsher was the mother of two children.
The driver, a 27-year-old Clayton man continued on U.S. 70 and then crashed into a median less than a mile from the initial scene.
Officers believe he suffered from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to WakeMed for treatment with life-threatening injuries.
Just got info from @WakeSheriff about scene that has 70 closed in both directions at Auburn knightdale road. One woman is dead and a man is wounded after a shooting. Man is at @WakeMed for treatment. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/qz7C9SXVI0— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) May 2, 2020
Wake County Sheriff's Office public information officer Eric Curry tells ABC11 are unsure what the relationship is between the alleged shooter and the victim.
"It was pretty unusual and we're fortunate no other bystanders were injured," said Curry. "We have the convenience store here, we have the one on the Raynor Road side and of course, the motorists that come and go up and down highway 70."
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