Officials investigating shooting in Caldwell County after body found inside vehicle

Investigators say they have identified a person of interest.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 6:58 AM EDT
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LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) - The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to a shooting call off the 2100 block of Harpertown Drive in Lenoir at 11:13 p.m.

When they got to the home, they found a grey Range Rover with a deceased body inside. Police say this was a male with apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Douglas Antonio Burgess.

The sheriff’s office, along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the Lenoir Police Department, is investigating the case.

Investigators say they have identified a person of interest and are currently attempting to find them for questioning.

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Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324 or to remain anonymous, call the Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.