7-year-old boy dies after shots fired into SUV in Durham, police say

Source: WNCN

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A young child died after being shot while in an SUV with five other adults and four other children in Durham on Sunday afternoon, police said.

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The incident was reported just after 5 p.m. near the 3200 block of Guess Road at West Carver Street, police said in a news release.

“Officers responded to a shooting call and upon arrival, they discovered the child who was possibly shot while inside a vehicle,” said police, who initially reported the incident happened at the Tokyo Express restaurant.

Police later said the 7-year-old boy who was shot just after 5 p.m. died around 5:45 p.m. after he was shot in a Honda Pilot SUV that was leaving a local pool.

Shots were fired into the SUV at Hillandale Road and Peppertree Street, police said.

The driver of the SUV tried to get the child to a nearby hospital, but the SUV had a flat tire from the gunfire and the vehicle stopped near the Tokyo Express restaurant.

Police responded to that scene and the child was taken to a hospital, but he later died.

The boy’s father was among the adults in the SUV, police said.

A follow-up investigation is underway, according to police.

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