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Durham man shot, killed while driving car

Posted April 29, 2008
Updated April 30, 2008

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— Durham police Tuesday were investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed while driving his car.

Officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Old Oxford Highway and Danube Lane at 5:34 p.m.

When they arrived, officers found several damaged vehicles on the roadway. Police say they believe a man was shot while driving, and his vehicle struck two other cars at the intersection.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. They withheld his name pending notification of next of kin.

The occupants of the two other vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • MarcoPolo Apr 30, 2008

    Guns don't kill people. People kill people. No law will stop that.

  • richard2 Apr 30, 2008

    40 years ago you could buy guns at Sears or most hardware stores. We did not have people killing like they do now. We don't need to ban guns and we have enough gun laws. We need to find out what's wrong with the people doing the killing.

  • jchelpus Apr 30, 2008

    Not one person has even considered the tradegy that just happened. Someone died today and although we don't know and may never know; someone is mourning. Please pray for the victim and the innocent bystanders that were affected in this unneccessary tragedy. It could have very well been a loved one of yours. Stick to the story everyone knows that guns kill but what are you doing to make your legislator hear you?

  • WRALSUCKS Apr 30, 2008

    "how bad does it have to get, before america smartens up and realizes that we're a gun crazy nation, and guns should be banned?"

    Can't we all just get along?

    Thank God for the 2nd Amendment. It's biggest benefit is protection against people like you.

  • WRALSUCKS Apr 30, 2008

    ". I really don't think that anyone who needs an assault rifle to hunt should be hunting"

    Fortunately, the 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting, and everything to do with personal protection. If assault rifles were available at the time the Bill of Rights was written, they'd be specifically recommended for use.

  • Durhamighty Apr 30, 2008

    Old Oxford Highway and Danube Lane is a very dangerous part of Durham, and I feel sorry for the people who live in that neighborhood that have to put with this continual violence.
    For travelers driving that stretch of the road between Dearborn and Danube, be careful.

  • 68_polara Apr 30, 2008

    I live in Durham no less than 4 family members have defending them selves with handgvns. Each instance never ended up in the news because none got hurt. Your argument doesn't hold water. Sorry but disappoint you but I'm glad my love ones were armed and not hurt.

  • whocares Apr 30, 2008

    My Dad had guns when we were growing up to hunt with but you didn't hear about all this mess. That was then and this is now. Hand guns should be banned and also assault rifles. I really don't think that anyone who needs an assault rifle to hunt should be hunting in the first place because I wouldn't want to eat anything that had that many bullet holes in it or either these people are such a bad shot they need all these bullets to kill something. In fishing they havae catch and release but when using a gun most of the time dead is dead and there is no going back.

  • Jackstraw23 Apr 30, 2008

    There wa an article in the news and disturber a couple of weeks ago about 50,000 warrent out in durham in one year. Looks like they are well on there was to matching aor exceding that number again................. Dont Be A Statistic..............

  • I know some stuff Apr 30, 2008

    there's a group of folks that say "All you are doing is preventing the people who obey the law from defending themselves from those who do not."
    Well, why don't you look at the 1000's of news stories about a Murder with a gun, and try to find even ONE report of someone who 'defended' himself with a gun. Guns are Offensive weapons, not Defensive tools.
    I will admit that there is No Easy Solution to the problem of 'guns in the wrong hands', but as of now, there is also NO action by any legislaters (sp?) to move in a better direction to solve this problem.