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4 Wounded in 2 Durham Drive-Bys

Posted July 30, 2007

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— Durham police are investigating whether two drive-by shootings that occurred within minutes Monday night might be related.

First, gunmen shot three males in the 600 block of Gray Avenue around 9 p.m., police said. The shooters fled in a burgundy and gray van, said officials.

The three victims, two 17-year-olds and one 19-year-old, suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in their legs, according to authorities. All three victims were alert and conscious when transported to local hospitals, said police.

A quarter-hour later, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1300 block of Fidelity Drive, said police. Witnesses told investigators that the suspects again fled in a burgundy and gray van.

Durham police officers stopped a van matching the description near the intersection of Liberty Street and Miami Boulevard a few minutes later.

Police took one person into custody. Several other people jumped out of the van and ran, said police.

Officers said they found two handguns inside the van.

Investigators were questioning the man they took into custody, but had filed no charges, said police.

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  • Gandalf Jul 31, 2007

    ‘i guess a black gangbanger running over a mexican while attempting a drive which results in a stray bullet killing a little white girl in downtown durham is normal news’

    Actually greg your ignorance is not completely off base. Unfortunately the Durham gang banger and drive bys are becoming normal news.

  • The Legend of Mike Hunt Jul 31, 2007

    Greg greg greg ... so easy for you to hid behind a computer and say all those mean things !!!! Show yourself the door !!!!

  • casp3r Jul 31, 2007

    gregrustin= How you know that this isnt about white gang members? It does not say either way. It can not be because you are racist against whites could it?

  • casp3r Jul 31, 2007

    gregrustin= Im sorry you didnt get to bash that white criminal that killed someone. I had nothing to do with it.

  • ger Jul 31, 2007

    you find it easier to post rants everytime a durham drive by is logged. my bad. lets get back to what you like

  • casp3r Jul 31, 2007

    gregrustin= A couple more rants like that and Im sure your little abuse button will light up lol.

  • ger Jul 31, 2007

    i guess a black gangbanger running over a mexican while attempting a drive which results in a stray bullet killing a little white girl in downtown durham is normal news

  • casp3r Jul 31, 2007

    gregrustin= Thats why.

  • ger Jul 31, 2007

    ANYONE knows why we cant comment on the white male drunk driver who killed the illegal alien on the moped

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Jul 31, 2007

    Nancy maybe you should chill out a bit. My comments never reference you and yet you want to spark a disagreement.

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