This story was updated with additional information Tuesday morning.
Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a death in Efland, authorities confirmed Monday afternoon.
Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood says deputies received a call at 2:38 Monday afternoon of shots being fired near the Efland – Cheeks Community Center.
Blackwood says a deputy was less than 100 yards from the scene when the call was dispatched, but he says the deputy did not encounter any suspects when arriving at the scene.
Blackwood says the deputy found a young black male who had been shot “9 or 10 times” near the trunk of a Nissan Sedan in the parking lot of the community center. Blackwood says the trunk was open when the victim was found.
Blackwood says authorities are investigating “many leads” and have identified the victim as 22-year-old Tevin Deshawn Kendrick, of Durham.
An autopsy is being done on Tuesday morning, according to officials.
Additional deputies were stationed near Efland – Cheeks Elementary School on Tuesday morning, which is next door to the community center. Both the community center and school were closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Blackwood says authorities are still working to track down any surveillance video that may be available.
Blackwood say authorities believe this was an isolated incident.
Blackwood wants to remind residents not to hesitate when calling 911 after hearing or seeing anything that residents deem suspicious.
If anyone has any information regarding the investigation, you are asked to contact investigator Tim Jones at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 644-3050 or (919) 245-2900.