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Gas station altercation leads to car chase, shooting, Durham sheriff says

Posted March 25

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— Authorities are investigating a shooting early Friday morning stemming from an altercation at a gas station and subsequent car chase.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office was called to the Wilco Hess gas station in the 1400 block of South Miami Boulevard at 3:30 a.m. A preliminary investigation revealed a shooting suspect pursued a victim's vehicle after leaving the gas station.

During the pursuit, the suspect shot at the victim's vehicle while driving along U.S. Highway 70 West, officials said, before crashing at the intersection of Holloway Street and North Driver. An unknown number of people abandoned the car and fled on foot.

EMS transported one man to the hospital from the suspect's car when he collapsed due to injuries sustained in the crash. His condition is unknown.

The occupants of the victim's vehicle drove to Duke University Hospital. A woman is undergoing treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Identities of the suspects or victims were not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200 or 919-560-0900.


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  • Janet Ghumri Mar 26, 2016
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    Unfortunately, the mentality of crime doesn't start or stop at the city limits signs. We can't write it off as a "Durham thing", because these criminals are mobile, and shooting at each other, or at innocent people doesn't make it any easier to justify.

  • Steve Faulkner Mar 25, 2016
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    3:30 AM in Durham, just another normal night...