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Man sought in shooting outside Durham supermarket

Posted March 27, 2013
Updated March 28, 2013

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— Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting outside a Durham supermarket Monday evening.

in a shooting outside Los Primos Supermarket on East Main Street Monday evening.

Christopher Eugene Hill, 34, of Durham, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the shooting outside Los Primos Supermarket on East Main Street.

According to 911 recordings released Wednesday afternoon, it appears that Hill and the victim, whose name hasn't been released, were involved in some kind of confrontation shortly before the shooting.

"I was just driving down the road and I saw a guy laying on the ground, and they were like fighting and one of them had a gun," a caller told a 911 dispatcher in a 5:09 p.m. call.

Multiple callers reported two guns were involved. Some also said they saw a man getting into a white Honda Civic, and someone else reported seeing a man who had been in a red truck who had been shot in the stomach.

Police have not commented on a motive for the shooting or said how the vehicles might have been involved in the crime.

The victim was seriously injured, police have said.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Hill was convicted of second-degree murder in January 2001 and served more than nine years in prison.

Anyone with information on Hill's whereabouts is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4281 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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  • kornfan2448 Mar 28, 1:47 p.m.

    If only there was a law against felons having guns. Oh, wait.

  • 1911A1 Mar 28, 1:12 p.m.

    If they keep letting them out then we need to be armed , looks like they are even though it's against the law . hmm. How would new laws have kept this from happening?

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 28, 12:27 p.m.

    "if we could see his rap sheet we would be asking why was he not still in prison?"

    "he was convicted of murder before and went to prison"

    Well there you go.

  • bullblood9 Mar 28, 9:58 a.m.

    he was convicted of murder before and went to prison....so they let him out ? Ooops

  • ech Mar 27, 12:51 p.m.

    those new gun laws that Obama wants will streighten this out.

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 27, 10:10 a.m.

    I guess this is another fine citizens who didn't know it was against the law for him to have a fire arm.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 27, 9:40 a.m.

    "possession of a firearm by a convicted felon"

    Oh what a surprise, if we could see his rap sheet we would be asking why was he not still in prison?

    Same ol.. same ol...

  • lwe1967 Mar 27, 8:22 a.m.

    You can't even go to the grocery store any loger without getter shot.