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Gaston Man Shot in Face in Durham

Posted March 13, 2007


Durham police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon in which a man was shot in the face.

The victim, 45, of Gaston, was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition Tuesday evening.

The shooting occurred at the corner of South Roxboro and Summit streets. The man, whose name was not released, was able to drive a short distance where he got help.

A Durham police sergeant was flagged down at about 1:48 p.m. in regard to the case. He was able to provide aid and call for additional police units.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was random.

The victim was driving a silver Chevrolet S-10 and was traveling south on Roxboro Street when the shooting occurred.

Police have not released any information on a suspect but ask that anyone with information about the case to call Durham police at 919-560-4415 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Watcher Of Things Mar 14, 2007

    Durham County is the ONLY county in North Carolina where a good citizen is NOT allowed to openly carry a personally owned hand gun.

    When will the libs figure out that when hand guns are restricted - ONLY criminals will have them?

    MOST of those dirt bags know that decent folks won't be carrying any fire arms so they just use them on a whim.

  • ncfishfinder Mar 14, 2007

    I've lived in Durham 6 years and never had any problems. It's hard when the police don't get the support they need. It is drastically important that everybody vote next time around. Know the issues and the candidates and do the right thing.

  • Just Once Mar 14, 2007

    Having been a victim near that area, I now avoid it like the plague. When we go to a Bull's game (not as often as we used to) I drive clear around to 751 to avoid the area. The risk is there. Why take it?

  • Durham-Raleigh Mar 13, 2007

    Take a look sometime at the per-capita violent crime rate in Johnston and Durham Counties. They're actually just about the same.

    Most people forget that Durham is about 2 1/2 times the size of Cary, and over half the size of Raleigh. This is a real city with the problems -- but also the good things -- that go with urban areas.

    I'm happy to live here and, while I'd like to see crime reduce, crime tends to happen in isolated areas and certainly doesn't keep me from enjoying life in the Bull City.

  • TufLove Mar 13, 2007

    Durham sucks!

  • narck9 Mar 13, 2007

    fbafogg. I think the main reason that Durham stays in the news is that the local government is corrupt and the crime rate has been at record highs. Don't be discouraged. Be the good citizen that you are and set an example. Maybe a few will follow.

  • kutistfalkon07 Mar 13, 2007

    This is my uncle. He is in stable condition. All of his family is with him and he will be just fine. I am so hurt to know that people actually sit out and shoot for no reason at all!

  • highlights Mar 13, 2007

    LOL, pelias! :) I expected a ton of comments already.

    But ya have to admit, Durham didn't get it's reputation just out of the blue...

  • fbafogg Mar 13, 2007

    I'm curious...why is it whenever crime happpens in Durham it a "community" thing but when things happen other places it an individual's fault? I'm from Durham and has never been shot at or shot anyone. Crime is everywhere, even in rural areas.Yes, it's in Wake Co, too....

  • Pelias Mar 13, 2007

    *waits patiently for the Durham comments to start...*