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Game at Duke Ends in Violence

Posted June 1, 1997

— A pickup basketball game on a court at Duke University ended with one man being shot in the hand and leg. His injuries are not life-threatening. Three men are being sought.

None of those involved is a Duke student, according to campus police Major Robert Dean.

Dean said a basketball game was underway at one of the campus's outdoor courts when an argument erupted. One of the suspects got a gun from his car and fired twice at the victim.

The gunman and two others left the court area in a brown 1997 Toyota Camry with Virginia license plates.

Dean identified one of the trio as Brian "B" Liles, who was a freshman at N.C. Central University in 1996. A second man is called "Squirrel," and the man who wielded the gun was described as a black man with light complexion and Hispanic features.

The shooting victim was not identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Paul Taylor at 684-4714 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

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