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Customer Shot in Chest at Hillsborough Store

Posted July 19, 2007

— Authorities are investigating a shooting at a Orange County convenience store Wednesday night.

Investigators said the shooting occurred at around 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Lunsford's Red & White, located on Highway 70. Hillsborough police Lt. Davis Trimmer said the shooting was the result of an ongoing argument between acquaintances.

Tyrus Torain, 21, of Mebane, was shot in the chest, but he is expected to recover, according to authorities.

Authorities are looking for two people – 18-year-old Julius Evans and 21-year-old Jamal Scarborough – in connection with the incident. They were last seen in a late 1980s light-blue Honda Accord. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

If you have any information about the case, you are asked to contact police at 919-732-9381.


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  • choppa Jul 19, 2007

    I by no means mean to make light of the victim's injuries but I do think it's funny that someone actually thinks Fairview is some kind of "den of thugs". I'm not from Hillsborough but every time in my life that I have been in that neighborhood the only thing I can see is someone maybe dying of boredom. I will admit that the furtherest I have been in to the community is Torain Rd. I don't know if that is considered part of the "tough" area but if it is then it must be "though" only in Mr. Roger's neighborhood. All I have ever seen is modest homes, nice yards, and maybe a few old people sitting on their porches watching traffic go by.

  • djofraleigh Jul 19, 2007

    This kind of crime is an ongoing tragedy. Chances are none of the three had their father living in the home with them growing up, and their mothers had their first child while a teen. I'll go further and bet that none of the three are reading at a 10th grade level. That's a profile that is meaningful.

    Don't get pregnant while a teen.
    Don't get pregnant before getting married.
    The father must stay with his wife and child.
    The child must learn to read at grade level from primary on.

    I wish at least that for every child.

  • Winthro Jul 19, 2007

    Why don't they just erect a fence and let them have total anarchy within the fenced area.......that would eliminate the burden placed on society by the kind of people who think you can kill someone for "mean muggin". Would be kinda like a lepper colony.

  • Butterbean Jul 19, 2007

    come on folks, all these people are victims of society. Don't be so hard on them.

  • wkburgess Jul 19, 2007

    Ehh it happened in fairview, what a big surprise. that place is full of stupid people and alot of crackheads. most of the crime in orange county happens in and around fairview. heck, i would say in the past year there have been 4 or 5 murders in that area. the crime is so bad that the police actually had to put a sub station down in fairview. I say we just quit helping them and take all their wellfair checks away and let them dwindle down untill there is nothing left. then level the entire area and start over from scratch. Those idiots are taking up usefull space that productive members of society could have house's on.

  • Halyard Jul 19, 2007

    Tunafish? Maybe he has personal hygiene issues. One thing's for sure, he has attitude & moral issues.........and he's going in the can, soon.

  • peacebee Jul 19, 2007

    "Disrespecting" someone is cause enough to murder them? What is wrong with people??? From what I understand, with some people, "disrespect" can include things like looking in their direction, inadvertently cutting in front of them in traffic, not smiling at them, smiling at them, mumbling in their general direction, or simply being mis-heard/understood. Good Lord, what a mean spirited society we are turning into!

  • Comments Jul 19, 2007

    People names Julius and Jamal shooting someone??? SAY IT AIN'T SO

  • SpunkyGrits The One and Only Jul 19, 2007

    TunaFish? TunaFish??? The tough guy in town is named TUNAFISH???

    So does he hang with Charlie the Tuna?

  • Sessy - Italiana Jul 19, 2007

    Least they know who they are lookin for!