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Man Shot Outside Durham Apartments

Posted June 17, 2007

— A gunman shot a man in the chest Sunday at a Durham apartment complex on Junction Road, police said.

The 22-year-old victim, whose name police withheld, was taken to Duke University Hospital.

Police said the man was in a car in the parking lot of the Bentwood Apartments at 322 Junction Road when he was shot. They said he drove a short way to the corner of Junction and Ross roads and flagged down a police officer.

Police asked that anyone with information call Inv. J.L. Bayne at 919-560-4440, ext. 231, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Weetie Jun 18, 2007

    If I ever listen to the news and there is NOT a shooting, robbery, rape or murder in Durham, then I will begin to worry!

  • Nope Jun 18, 2007

    It is actually hard to compare durham and raleigh with regards to crime. I live in northwest raleigh and a lot of the crime is from people who come into raleigh from durham. Just last week, a boat was sitting in my street and no one knew whose it was. It was partially blocking the road so the sheriff was called, and it turns out it was stolen. I personally talked to the sheriff in the street and an F-350 and the boat were stolen from a few streets over. The boat was dumped and the truck was found in durham after its equipment had been removed.

  • MR EVANS Jun 18, 2007

    Durham has crime, Raleigh has crime, Cary has crime. 99.9% of the shootings in Durham are between people that engaged in illegal activity. It's sad to say but they bring it on themselves. But I do feel sorry for the few innocent victims that get caught up. I go to ATMs in every town in the Triangle at all times of night (Durham,Raleigh,Apex,Morrisville and Cary) and the only time that I had second thoughts was in North Raleigh a couple of years ago when I guy with the mask was robbing people at the ATM. And the only reason I was a little apprehensive was because my wife was with me and is like many of you that watch the news and panic. Just live your life without fear but be aware of your surroundings.

  • Curious Jun 18, 2007

    Stole a car? Did I miss something?

  • Concerned Jun 18, 2007

    Folks please wake up! There is no place on earth that is safe. Anyone who thinks otherwise is sadly mistaken and have a false sense of security. There is no need for statistics, just excellent police work and community watch. If you want to feel safe, PRAY and keep your protection by your side!

  • mike honcho Jun 18, 2007

    durham girl, let's blame the Police.....it's not the parents job to raise their children to be productive members of society.
    ( oh thats right its not the parents raising them, its grandparent's, aunt's, neighbor's, the street's......let's place the blame where it belongs!)

  • CONUNDRUM Jun 18, 2007

    You know what we all live in the 919 area code so how about we come together try to look at this 919 vs crime and not Durham vs Raleigh vs Cary vs Apex.

  • CONUNDRUM Jun 18, 2007

    Crime indexes are cool but actual crime reported is cooler. Check out the the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program and see real numbers.

    Cause Raleigh is not that better than Durham. And that is a fact.

  • ljcs357 Jun 18, 2007

    Hey, its 2007! Let's try to get some current numbers. Apparently you can get shot anywhere in the triangle like at an ATM in Cary in broad daylight so ease up with trying to single out Durham. There isn't a state/city/town/village/reservation where someone isn't up to no good.

  • Bull City Girl Jun 18, 2007

    The police need to take action in that community,there are many drug houses(apartments)in that complex.I had a family member that use to hang out over there and I was the one that had to track him down. I have sat in the parking lot and watch people walk in and out these houses. Ihave reported these places to the police and as far as I know nothing has been done.