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Durham police ask for help in drive-by investigation

Posted August 12, 2008

— Durham police asked for the witnesses to come forward Tuesday to help piece together the scene of a shooting outside a McDougald Terrace apartment.

The victim, a woman, was grazed by a bullet as she stepped out of a car. She was treated at Duke Hospital.

According to witness statements, the occupants of two cars were shooting at each other in the area of Wabash and Durham streets. Someone may have fired a gun from the corner as well. Two vehicles near the intersection were hit by the gunfire. The cars participating in the shootout were described by witnesses as a silver or gray  four-door car and a blue sedan.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator H.J. Burwell III at 560-4415, ext. 234 or Crime Stoppers at 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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  • JuanGrande v3.0 Aug 12, 2008

    Chris ROck said to raise the cost of bullets to $500 a round will curb drive-bys. Or at least force you to aim really carefully.

  • WWJGD Aug 12, 2008


    Do you really think they buy their ammo in the first place?

  • red355iroc Aug 12, 2008

    There is no Durham Street around Wabash.

  • nodoginthisfight Aug 12, 2008

    The investigators are afraid if they stop to investigate they may be involved in a shooting.....and so it goes another day in the beautiful safe city of Durham.

  • Tom Morrow Aug 12, 2008

    Perhaps the investigations would prove more fruitful if the investigators actually STOPPED to investigate instead of trying to DRIVE-BY and do it...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 12, 2008

    I got a laugh out of another poster's comments last week. And it applies here. Not a good answer, but makes you think.

    If you want to stop drive-by shootings, increase the cost of bullets by 1000%. It'll make them think twice before squeezing off a few rounds.