Police: Fatal shooting likely related to celebratory gunfire

January 1, 2022 GMT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a fatal shooting in Durham was “likely related to celebratory gunfire.”

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the shooting occurred on shortly before 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Durham Police said officers initially responded to a call about a woman being in cardiac arrest. She was found unconscious in a driveway.

Police said the woman was taken to a hospital, where it was determined that she had been shot. She later died of her injuries.

Authorities said that preliminary reports indicate that the shooting was related to celebratory gunfire. Police did not elaborate, but the investigation is ongoing.