Shooters wounded three within one hour in Durham
In less than an hour Wednesday night, three people were shot as they walked along streets in Durham.
And overnight and early Thursday morning, robbers struck three times in Durham.
The shootings didn’t leave anyone with life-threatening injuries, and police say they don’t appear to be connected, but they remain part of an ongoing investigation.
“All three victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening,” said Kammie Michael, police spokeswoman. “No charges have been filed in any case and, at this time, the incidents do not appear to be related.”
The robberies left two people with minor injuries. Late Thursday, Michael said, it didn’t appear that those incidents were related either.
The shootings all happened within a span of a few miles, starting on North Briggs Avenue on one side of the Durham Freeway and then shifting to South Alston Avenue and the intersection of Concord and Moline streets on the other, near N.C. Central University.
In the first shooting, about 7:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was walking along Briggs Avenue when someone fired shots from a light-colored Nissan and struck him in the leg.
Less than a half hour later on Alston Avenue, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg. The shooter was riding in a dark-colored sports utility vehicle, police said.
About 8:29 p.m., a 45-year-old man was shot once in each leg by another pedestrian near the intersection of Concord and Moline.
The robberies started at 8:57 p.m., when two men – one dressed in black and one in brown – walked into the AutoZone at 2201 North Roxboro Street and took cash at gunpoint before fleeing.
About 10 minutes later, two men walked into the Holloway Food Mart at 1026 Holloway Street, talked to the clerk, struck him in the head and knocked him to the ground, Michael said. Then they took a cash register and phone from the store.
At 4:29 a.m. on Thursday, a man in the 200 block of N.C. Highway 54 told police that he was walking in a parking lot when three men approached, struck him with an unknown object and took cash from him.
Anyone with information about any of the cases is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
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