Durham County authorities surround minivan after shooting call

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Durham County authorities surround minivan after shooting call
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Durham County authorities surround minivan after shooting call

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Authorities in Durham County were seen swarming around a minivan after receiving a call about a shooting early Thursday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m. Durham County deputies and EMS were called to Denver Avenue and Hoyle Street.

When they arrived, they found James Docher, 35, with a gunshot wound. Docher was taken to the hospital where he later died. A woman also inside the van was not injured.

Durham County deputies and EMS called to Old Oxford Highway near Denver Avenue early Thursday morning
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Images from Chopper 11 HD showed investigators inspecting the grey Dodge minivan for evidence.

In security footage obtained by ABC11, it shows the driver of a light-colored sedan stopping mid-street before a flurry of shots are fired by what appears to be the driver and a passenger. They were targeting the minivan.

A nearby resident told ABC11 that he heard about 25 to 30 shots fired during the early morning incident

"I didn't know rather to crawl on the floor or what," he said.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation suggests it was not a random shooting.

Detectives have not yet made an arrest in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist with their investigation is urged to call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at (919) 560-0900 or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. Durham CrimeStoppers offers a reward for information leading to an arrest in felony cases only.


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