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Police identify man fatally shot in Chapel Hill Thursday night

The Chapel Hill Police Department has released the name of a man who died after a shooting at Camelot Village Apartments Thursday night.

Mark David Stiles, 52, of Chapel Hill, died from multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning at UNC Hospitals.

"Chapel Hill Police believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community," the department said in a news release.

The shooting happened just before 7:30 p.m. near the J building at Camelot Village, at 130 S. Estes Drive across the street from University Place (formerly University Mall).

At least seven residents and passersby called 911.

"Somebody got shot," one caller said. "He's on the ground, and the people just ran away. ... He's moaning."

Three callers reported hearing between five and seven shots, with one caller saying he heard two bursts of three shots.

Two callers said they saw a red or maroon car leaving the complex after the shooting. Two other described a light brown or beige car.

It was the town's first homicide this year, town spokesman Ran Northam said.

There have been 40 police calls for service, some of them just listed as information calls, to Camelot Village this year, according to the town's statistics..

Police provided no additional details, and Northam could not say whether investigators think Stiles may have known whoever killed him.

Mark Schultz: 919-829-8950; @HeraldSunEditor
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