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Man shot, flags down motorist for help

Posted July 25, 2008

— Durham police were investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night.

Durham Regional Hospital staff called officers at 10:32 p.m. after a passing motorist dropped off a man who had been shot in the buttocks.

His life was not in danger, police said.

The man told police he was walking westbound on Horton Road from Thames Avenue when he heard a single gunshot and realized that he had been shot .

He then walked into the road and flagged down a passing motorist, who took the man to the hospital.

Officers said they did not have any motives or suspect descriptions.They withheld the victim's name.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham 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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  • Harrison Bergeron Jul 25, 2008

    EMS Is My Life,

    Raw data not normalized to population size doesn't mean much. Wake county is three times as populous.


  • familyfour Jul 25, 2008

    It's not just big cities...it happens in small towns, too....

    We just don't get the attention other places get. We here about it throught the grape vine, and listen to the scanner! Lots of small town crime hardly makes the local paper, much less news. But if small towns make the news, look out, that's all you'll read in the local paper!

  • Tonedout Jul 25, 2008

    I guess if would be too much for some of people on here who loves to talk bad about Durham to actually look at the stats provided by EMS.

  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Jul 25, 2008

    Here's a thought for you. Durham IS still the problem. Durham criminals spreading out to the areas outside of Durham committing their crimes.

    I can take you to several places in Raleigh right now that are exact mirror images of areas in Durham. Low-income, drug & crime ridden areas. The housing looks the same. The demeanor of the people walking the streets are the same. The crime rate for the area/# of people in that area is the same. Every major city has the same kind of area. It's those who we, taxpayers, support with housing, food, etc so they don't "have" to work. Their "work" is robbing people, selling drugs, selling their body, etc.
    That's not just Durham, that's Raleigh, that's Greensboro, that's Charlotte... it's out there, you just don't hear it.

  • oldschooltarheel Jul 25, 2008

    "Because San Francisco's political leaders have already demonstrated their willingness to act in flagrant violation of federal law, I do not believe that local judicial institutions can be trusted to fairly try the case or mete out an appropriate punishment," Tancredo said in a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

    Just insert Durham in place (or along with) San Francisco & you've got what should happen & why with Durham.

  • oldschooltarheel Jul 25, 2008

    Jeez Rickjames - don't you know that the taxpayers already don't have the firearms. Those who don't pay the taxes will always be able to afford & obtain the bullets?
    Durham, NC - "Sanctuary City" - breeding estuary for crime that spills into surrounding counties. Nice policy. One would think surrounding county Commissioners & mayors would be laying some pressure on the "enlightened" in Durham to obey state & federal laws & drop the "Crime Magnet - Sanctuary City" status.

  • SuperNupe Jul 25, 2008

    Bull City Baby!!!!

  • starrider99 Jul 25, 2008

    "... have you checked the 2007 Statistics for Durham and Wake Counties lately? Wake County is worse than Durham but Durham is the one with the "bad rep" so of course the news zooms in on every little bit of crime in Durham..."

    Here's a thought for you. Durham IS still the problem. Durham criminals spreading out to the areas outside of Durham committing their crimes.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 25, 2008

    rabid_wolf_3: "Sad to say, in Durham, I would have kept on driving."

    I definitely agree with your comment. And another thing, if the man was shot by a random "passing motorist", why would he have the confidence to flag down another random "passing motorist" for help ?@?@?

  • monkeyboy Jul 25, 2008

    durham. man shot. jeez, i never thought this might happen..

    and EMS (by the way, if that's your profession, thank you), there's a reason why Durham wins the Murder Capital of NC (per capita) most years...