Driver seriously injured after getting shot in car in Durham, police say

The driver of this car was shot and seriously injured (Derrick Lewis/CBS North Carolina)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The driver of a car was shot and seriously injured in Durham Friday morning, according to Durham police.

The shooting was reported around 9:15 a.m. Police said the shooting happened on Hill Street but the car, a Toyota Camry. ended up on University Drive in front of the Forest Hills Shopping Center.


The driver, David Deyon Woods, 28, of Durham, was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Devacea Navarea Bass, 24, of Durham was a passenger in the vehicle and jumped out and ran from the scene, police said.

Bass was found by officers and was not injured.

The shooting suspect fired shots at the Camry from a SUV. He was described having small twists in his hair and appeared to be in his 20s.

Durham police said shooting does not appear to have been random.

The Camry driven by Woods had been reported stolen on August 2, police said.

Bass was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers. He was placed in Durham County Jail without bond.

Woods is facing charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, larceny and larceny of a dog (a 3-month-old pit bull).

The dog, vehicle and other items were all taken from the same person, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Investigator Crabtree at (919) 560-4583, ext. 29356 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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