Man shot in Bull’s Eye zone

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 06:45 PM

A man was shot outside a convenience store on Monday afternoon at Holloway Street and Briggs Avenue.

Durham police investigators reported that an adult male was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. For a while, Holloway Street was shut down between Guthrie Avenue and Brye Street.

The shooting took place in an area known as the Bull’s Eye, which has been targeted for reduced crime in recent years.

Last week, in fact, the Durham Police Department announced a 39 percent reduction in violent crime in that region since 2006-07. Gun crimes fell from 184 to a low of 80 in 2009-10, but climbed back to 100 in the past year.

Operation Bull’s Eye, kicked off under former Police Chief Steve Chalmers, focused on an area that accounted for a large share of Durham’s gun crime and shots-fired calls.

Anyone with information about Monday’s shooting, which happened about 12:30 p.m., 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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