Crime

Police investigating Friday night shooting in Chapel Hill

Police have made no arrests in a weekend shooting that sent a man to UNC Hospitals with multiple gunshot wounds, a town spokesman said Monday.

The shooting occurred around 11:20 p.m. Friday in the area of 260 Erwin Road, according to a news release Saturday morning.

“Police believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community,” the release said.

Police did not provide the man’s name but spokesman Ran Northam said investigators think those involved may have known each other.

Police ask anyone who may have information in this case to call 911.

Gunshots are infrequent in Chapel Hill. The Police Department has received seven confirmed gunshots calls this year, Northam said. There were seven in all of 2017.

These numbers do not include self-inflicted injuries from firearms or unconfirmed gunshots calls, which may be gunshots, fireworks, objects colliding, or something else, Northam said.

The town has had 10 homicides in the past five years, he said.

Mark Schultz: 919-829-8950; @HeraldSunEditor
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