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Durham police seek highway shooters

Posted June 21, 2011

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— Durham police are trying to find the people who fired shots into a car on the Durham Freeway between the Briggs Avenue and Ellis Road exits Monday night.

A 32-year-old man, whom police did not identify, told officers that he was leaving a friend’s home on Nixon Street at about 10 p.m. when he noticed two vehicles – a dark blue Dodge Charger and a white or gray Acura – in the middle of the street.

He said the two vehicles, which were both occupied by several people, followed him as he drove from Nixon Street and onto the southbound lanes of the Durham Freeway.

People inside the vehicles fired shots at his vehicle, he said, causing him to cross the freeway median and crash in the northbound lanes. The man said he ran from the area, and officers found him about 2 miles away.

Police said they do not believe Monday night's shooting is related to a shooting Saturday afternoon near Jackie Robinson Drive and Fayetteville Street. Neither shooting appears to be random, according to preliminary investigations.

Anyone with information on Monday night's shooting is asked to call Investigator Emanuel at 919-560-4415, ext. 29306, or Crime Stoppers 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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  • fatkatts2 Jun 23, 2011

    After the 11pm shooting on 6/22/11 in addition to this one in Durham...I'd be looking at every silver Acura with dark tinted windows I could find.

  • Bartmeister Jun 21, 2011

    but the facts DO support the premise that Durham has, shall we say, some "problems"?

    FE
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    Ya think?

  • johnny2times Jun 21, 2011

    Who cares what town this is or what your town has to offer. Clearly this is gang related. The big question is who and what is going to stop this from happening again? STOP THE GANGS and raise your children to respect others and stituations like this would not happen. The COPS need to step it up.
    suckafree23
    June 21, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Ummm how about the PARENTS step up and take care of their kids? why is it the cops problem? it all starts at home...hey if you know something, then go to ther police and say something...people now-a-days are so afraid to come forward and give the police information because they are scared...well you can't have it both ways...cops can't be every where at every second of the day....CITIZENS need to step up as well and start HELPING the police. Get a clue!

  • Bartmeister Jun 21, 2011

    Somebody please tell me that this is an old story that I read and forgot about. Another highway shooting? Really??

  • bombayrunner Jun 21, 2011

    In all fairness, I was asked by a friend where I wanted to go out this last weekend. I said lets go to Tyler's in the American Tobacco Dist in Durham. We had a great time, plust they had folk music outside. Then we went to a pub on main street not far from there. Was a good time.

  • bombayrunner Jun 21, 2011

    "And I suppose that the area you live in is crime free." (jbarron4950)

    No, it is not crime free where I live because people sometimes break the parking covenance. (Wakefield Plantation)

  • FE Jun 21, 2011

    Lest we not forget: Within the last year or so the Chief of Police of the Durham PD sustained multiple bullet holes in his own car while he was in downtown Durham (and near the DPAC) in broad daylight. It was more or less a shoot-out and he apparently happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    The event was reported by most local news media.

    You can leave the stories about possible avoidance of East Durham or the beauty of the community to some other conversations, but the facts DO support the premise that Durham has, shall we say, some "problems"?

    FE

  • sammyg Jun 21, 2011

    Thank goodness Durham is the 'City of Medicine'...

    Are you going to post it now GOLO??

  • suckafree23 Jun 21, 2011

    Who cares what town this is or what your town has to offer. Clearly this is gang related. The big question is who and what is going to stop this from happening again? STOP THE GANGS and raise your children to respect others and stituations like this would not happen. The COPS need to step it up.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 21, 2011

    @Compressed Air lll, do they have any schools in your town? If so, do they teach reading?

    The above story says "Neither shooting appears to be random, according to preliminary investigations."

    So, feel free to make stuff up, but just know that it's just that...made-up stuff.

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