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NC Highway Patrol trooper shot in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina highway patrol trooper is fighting for life after being shot in Durham.

Authorities said the trooper was shot Monday evening near the intersection of U.S. 70 and Cheek Road. He was transported to Duke University Hospital. His condition was not available.

Police are searching for a black Nissan Altima with a temporary 30-day-tag driven by a white male with short blonde hair.

Sgt. Jeff Gordon told WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/12EErYW ) that the trooper had made a routine traffic stop on U.S. 70 when he got out of his vehicle and was struck by gunfire. The vehicle headed west on U.S. 70.

Authorities shut down parts of U.S, 70 and Interstate 85 as they investigated.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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