Durham police identify 2 men found shot to death in car on I-85 highway ramp

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Two men were found shot to death inside a car Friday afternoon on the Interstate 85 exit ramp at Duke Street in Durham, according to the Durham Police Department.

The police department tweeted Friday at 4:47 p.m. that it was investigating a double shooting at the ramp from I-85 South to North Duke Street. Minutes later, the department sent another tweet saying both men were dead.

Sunday, police identified the two men and said the shooting did not appear to be random. They were shot just past 4 p.m. Friday, and police found them dead when they arrived at the scene.

The men are identified as Tyshawn Chavis, 24, and Donovan Bright, 26. Both lived in Durham.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to a Durham police press release.

No further details are available, Durham police said.

Video from ABC 11, The News & Observer’s news partner, showed a black Acura sedan resting on a median between the exit ramp and Ruby Street on Friday.

Durham homicides

As of June 26, 23 people had been killed this year in Durham, up from 15 at the same time last year according to the Durham Police Department website.

As of June 5, a total of 105 people had been shot this year in the city, 17 of them fatally, according to a department spokesperson.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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