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Friday November 26th

Police investigate shooting on Forsyth Drive

The shooting took place around 3:15 a.m. on the 100 block of Forsyth Drive, off of Legion Road.

According to Chapel Hill Police, an unidentified suspect fired multiple gunshots into an occupied residence and then fled the area.

One person was struck by a bullet and taken to UNC Hospitals Emergency Department.

Neighbor Monika Oberholtzer said she heard three shots fired.

“After the gun shots, I waited a second to look outside because I didn’t know if it was safe or not,” Oberholtzer said.

When she looked out her window, she saw a car driving slowly up the street towards Legion Road.

“The car then turned right onto Legion and drove off,” Oberholtzer said.

According to Chapel Hill Police Department spokesperson Lt. Josh Mecimore, the investigation is still ongoing.

Mecimore said the police will wait a day or two to release the name of the victim due to continued safety concerns.

“They could still be in danger,” Mecimore said.

Mecimore also cited concerns for the victim’s health as a reason their identity has not be released yet.

“The victim has sustained injuries that could become life-threatening,” Mecimore said.

For the Oberholtzer’s, the incident is both surprising and concerning.

“It’s surprising because this is a pretty quiet neighborhood,” neighbor Jason Oberholtzer said.

In 2014, 105 violent crimes occurred in Chapel Hill.



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