Police are investigating after a woman was found fatally shot in her vehicle outside a townhouse Friday evening, in what police are calling a domestic incident.
Police responded to a call of shots fired at 7 p.m. around the 1200 building of Collington Drive, said Capt. Randall Rhyne with the Cary Police Department. The townhouse is at the end of a cul de sac in the Pirates’ Cove townhome community. The neighborhood is off Southeast Maynard Road near the intersection of Walnut Street, which is near Cary Towne Center.
When police arrived, Rhyne said, they found the woman already was dead in her vehicle. Rhyne said the shooting wasn’t random and that there is a relationship between the shooter and the victim.
Witnesses said a man got out of his vehicle and fired several shots at one of the townhouses and at a vehicle the woman was in. The man then drove off, they said.
Rhyne confirmed the witnesses’ report and said “several” shots were fired first at a townhouse and then the woman driving the car. He did not know how many shots were fired, but witnesses reported hearing at least nine.
No one else was injured, Rhyne said.
Rhyne said police are talking to a man, whom he described as a “person of interest.” Rhyne said the man approached a Cary police officer at Cary Towne Center.
He told the officer that he thought police might want to speak with him.
One of the initial calls to 911 came from a Wake County sheriff’s deputy who lives in Pirates’ Cove, Rhyne said.
Rhyne did not have any information about the victim and said the investigation is still active. He said the woman was staying at the townhouse, but that it’s not her residence.
Staff writers Thad Ogburn and Dawn Harris contributed to this report.