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Man shot to death outside Durham convenience store

Posted January 10, 2013

— Police are investigating the shooting death of a man outside a Durham convenience store late Wednesday night.

Officers responding to the shooting at Town-N-Country, 3101 University Drive, found the man with multiple gunshot wounds.

His name has not been released, but police said he was not an employee of the store.

The store's manager told WRAL News Thursday that the man was shot outside the store but managed to get inside before he died in front of the counter.

A clerk and one other customer were inside but were not hurt, the manager said.

Investigators have not made any arrests in the case, Durham police said in a news release. It did not mention a possible motive.

Anyone with information about the shooting should 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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  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 11, 2013

    "I also trust the Durham Police dept. to find the killer."

    Me too, And trust that the Durham County revolving door justice system will promptly set them free to do it again.

  • CraftyMo Jan 11, 2013

    I grew up in Raleigh and now live in Durham. There is crime everywhere and actually Raleigh crime has been on the news way more than Durham as of late. You can't condemn a whole city for the acts of some criminal's behavior. Stop being so close minded, racist and smug about where you live. It only takes a car for a criminal to end up in a nice neighborhood. Pulling together and watching out for your neighbors is the first step to stopping these type of crimes from being committed. I offer condolences to the family who lost their family member. I also trust the Durham Police dept. to find the killer.

  • dwr1964 Jan 10, 2013

    S T U P ID doesn't even begin to say what you people are.

  • dwr1964 Jan 10, 2013

    Again, let's blame everyone, or everything, other than the I D iot with the gun. Sure, that makes sense. The gun hated this person. A completely inanimate object, decided that this person needed to be shot. You people beat all I have ever seen, or heard.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 10, 2013

    wonder how long before people stop going to events in downtown durham

    You are aware that this occurred on the Durham / Chapel Hill border area and many miles from the edge of downtown Durham. You would have to go down University drive a good amount of miles to hit the downtown area.

  • southerntalent Jan 10, 2013

    wonder how long before people stop going to events in downtown durham

  • jmrado47 Jan 10, 2013

    Georgia passed a two strikes law during the 1990s which is the strictest law in the nation. The purpose of the law was to prevent career criminals who committed violent felonies from being returned back to the streets and committing new crimes. There were seven crimes which could automatically trigger the penalties. The first felony would mandate a ten year sentence and the second violent felony would trigger a life sentence without parole. I think North Carolina should look into passing a law so these hardened criminals are removed from society.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 10, 2013

    A loaded gun in the wrong hands. This deceased persons had a right to live but it was quickly taken from him. My condolences to his family and friends. I pray they find the killer soon and get him off the streets and behind bars.

  • jarpar72 Jan 10, 2013

    I live just 1 mile from this store (on Hope Valley Road) and often go there. My house has been robbed twice in the past 3 years, as recently as December. I used to love Durham and was looking forward to starting a family here, but now I am having second thoughts. It's a shame, there are some really nice areas, but there are equally some horrible areas too and the separation between the two is as thin as tissue paper.

  • josman27510 Jan 10, 2013

    It's really not a bad part of Durham. I actually heard the gunshots because it's about a block away from my home.