Woman shot New Year’s Eve in Durham has died due to celebratory gunfire, police say

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman who was seriously injured in a shooting on New Year’s Eve and was rushed to a local hospital just before 11 p.m. has died due to celebratory gunfire, police confirm Saturday afternoon.

Durham police responded to the shooting call at approximately 10:50 p.m. Friday to find the woman lying unconscious in a driveway in the 1500 block of Robinhood Road, officers said in an email.

“Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures and Durham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) quickly transported the female to a local hospital where it was later determined she had in fact been shot,” police said.

Police later confirmed she died from her injuries.

“Preliminary reports indicate that this incident is likely related to celebratory gunfire,” police said in an email.

This is an active investigation and no further details are available at this time, including the victim’s identification.

This story will be updated.

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