Durham County

Shooting incident on South Roxboro Street leaves two people hurt. Police seek info.

Two people were shot in South Roxboro Street gas station parking lot Sunday afternoon.

The victims’ injuries are not believed to be life threatening according to a Durham Police Department watch commander.

The DPD officer said Sunday that authorities received a call reporting a shooting at the gas station and convenient mart located at 2519 S. Roxboro St. shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.

When police reached the gas station, they found bullet shell casings and a car with bullet holes, but there were no gunshot victims in sight. However, within minutes, police were informed two gunshot victims had checked themselves into Duke University Hospital.

No other details were immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.

The Durham Police Department had recorded 16 criminal homicides as of Sept. 30, the last date for which figures were available. There were 29 homicides by the same date last year.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks