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MAN SHOT, ASSAILANT FLED AREA

Hillsborough, NC (June 29, 2022) – Early this morning, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies located a man lying on Murphy School Road near Mt. Sinai Road yelling for help. He had multiple gunshot wounds.

 

Deputies were in the area responding to concerns from a nearby resident who called 911 after hearing a verbal disturbance and the sound of gunfire.

 

The victim is now in stable condition at a local hospital following surgery. Investigators believe the assailant drove the victim to Murphy School Road before shooting him and fleeing the area heading south. The person who called 911 was unable to provide any description of the shooter or the vehicle.

 

Investigators do not think the assault was a random act; therefore, at this time they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to area residents. More information will be provided if it becomes available.

Anyone in the area of Murphy School Road and Mt. Sinai Road between 1:15 and 1:30 this morning is asked to call lead investigator Kyle Borland at (919) 245-2915.