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Durham Police Identify Suspects In Suspected Gang Shooting

Posted January 21, 2003

— Police have indentified at least three suspects in an apparent gang- related shooting at Duke University Medical Center Monday.

Durham police said two people were injured when shots were fired into a crowd of teens in the 1100 block of Broad Street, near Bully's nightclub at 12:11 a.m. A nearby resident said she heard about six shots.

Two teens suffered minor wounds from shotgun pellets and were transported to Duke University Medical Center by ambulance, police said. Friends of the shooting victims followed the ambulance to the hospital.

While at the hospital, friends of the shooting victims said the alleged gunmen walked into the emergency room. Hospital security was alerted, and the suspected shooters were taken outside.

Durham police said the shooting suspects got into a dark blue Ford Taurus and said one person inside the vehicle fired up to three shots from a 12-gauge shotgun.

No one was hurt and no shots were fired inside the hospital.

A Duke police officer followed the car for some time, but eventually lost sight of it.

Police are looking at surveillance tape from hospital cameras for clues. No arrests have been made.

The shooting incidents, which are believed to be gang-related, are being investigated by the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Gang Unit.


Julia Lewis


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