Driver crashes car after being hit by gunfire along US 70 in Durham County

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham County deputies said that a person was injured in a shooting from one car into another which then triggered a wreck Saturday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. when Durham County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a traffic crash and a report of gunfire, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The incident happened as a dark-colored Volkswagen sedan was heading east of U.S. 70 from Lynn Road.

An occupant of another car fired “several shots” at the Volkswagen “for unknown reasons,” the news release said.

The driver of the Volkswagen was hit by gunfire, crossed into oncoming traffic, and crashed into a van, officials said.

The car that was the source of gunfire was only identified as a white passenger vehicle. The driver of that car fled the scene along U.S. 70 east toward Wake County.

The victim was hit by gunfire in their hip and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, the news release said.

No other information was released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911 or Crimestoppers, at 919-683-1200.

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