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Durham Police Investigate Shooting That Hit Public Bus

Posted August 29, 2005

— Durham authorities are investigating a shooting that hit an occupied

Durham Area Transit Authority

bus Monday afternoon.

The shooting occurred shortly after noon as the bus was traveling on

Holloway Street near Elizabeth Street

. No one was injured in the shooting, authorities said, and they do not believe the bus was the intended target.

According to witnesses, a man standing in a yard on Holloway Street was shooting at a man and a woman in a black Monte Carlo when the bus passed.

Bullets struck two windows on the passenger side of the bus, but the bullets did not penetrate the windows, police said. Investigators found a third bullet hole on the side of the bus.

At the time of the shooting, seven people, including the driver, were on the bus.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200


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