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Man shot while doing yard work in Durham

Posted October 17, 2012

— A 68-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the 2100 block of Faucette Avenue, near N.C. Highway 70, Durham police said. 

Officers responding to the area about 3 p.m. learned that the man was doing yard work when he was shot in the arm and side. The man's name was not released, but authorities said he was treated at Duke University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police believe the shots may have come from a white Ford work van, but they didn't release other details about possible suspects. 

Anyone with information should call the Durham Police Department or 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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  • vegeman12 Oct 17, 2012

    So cvdurham, if I understand you correctly, if you're out in your yard at 5am then it's ok for someone to shoot you, right?

  • WooHoo2You Oct 17, 2012

    This is why one should remained armed at all times.-Red Rascal

    So are you suggesting he could have prevented this if he was armed doing yard work???

  • Decorated War Veteran Oct 17, 2012

    This is why one should remained armed at all times.

  • paultaylorsr100 Oct 17, 2012

    "What motivates this kind of thing???" - Could it be "initiation"? Oh, but, we don't have a gang problem. I forgot.

  • OpenM1nd Oct 17, 2012

    Such blatant disregard for human life. We need to ask how/why things are that way and then work on the next generation accordingly. And here's a tip -- it really helps a lot if one or both parents aren't in prison and kids join churches and not gangs.

  • malonem1 Oct 17, 2012

    I don't care how old the man was - who gave the right to those people to drive by and start shooting -I hope he is ok and these scumbags are found -

  • NoRespect Oct 17, 2012

    "He is 68 dude! Thats not old. It use to be, but not anymore."

    True, sorry for offending anyone about 68 being old... I am rapidly approaching that age and certainly don't consider myself "old".

    Just feeling sorry for this guy, who was most likely shot at random by some wanna-be gang member. And, that is just sad...

  • streetglide Oct 17, 2012

    and to say our Police department cheif has a handle on crime in Durham,, not sure our miltary at this point can get a handle on crime in Durham. It Is off the hook lets be honest,, or is that profiling and raciets also??

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 17, 2012

    Very senseless indeed. I pray that the officers will catch this criminal asap and put him/her behind bars. I am glad that the man will be OK.

  • kj90 Oct 17, 2012

    What a senseless act of crime! Do criminals just wake up one day and say "I'm going to shoot an old man"!?!