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One injured in Durham shooting

Posted August 24, 2011

— One person was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting in Durham Tuesday night, police said.

The victim was shot twice, in the arm and upper leg, at a house on Wedgedale Avenue around 9 p.m., police said.

The victim, whose identity wasn't released, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Duke University Medical Center.

No arrests have been made.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 25, 2011

    @burtonbrdr00, he who asserts must prove.

    If you want to be taken seriously, you post specifics and a solid reference. Otherwise, you’re just adding to the world’s misinformation.

    You see, I already had the crime data for Raleigh & Durham and that’s how I know that your statement is completely and totally absurd. 1000% differential in crime? Even you don’t believe that. Saying otherwise just shows intentional bias and intent to distort reality.

  • burtonbrdr00 Aug 24, 2011

    look it up yourself..i deal with it first hand...you obviously have internet, so look up crime rates comparison.Actually a crime rate statistics was just posted durham surpasses by 1/2 of wake...look it up..

  • Hammerhead Aug 24, 2011

    Raleigh isn't anything to brag about in the violent crime stats either.

  • Vita Brevis Ars Longa Aug 24, 2011

    Nancy! Thank you for that link to crimes in Durham. Any intelligent person can look at that graph and see that if crimes were buildings, Durham would be the Empire State Building and North Carolina and the USA would be low rise apartments. Startling ad chilling in its ramifications for this part of NC. Thank you for your research abilities!

  • Nancy Aug 24, 2011

    For those who don't know the crime rate statistics for Durham, the Fed data is compiled here in nice little graphics for all to see.


  • mabachew Aug 24, 2011

    "This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are."

    If you live in a town full of murderers, don't get mad at people when they read the news of it, and then comment on it.

  • kbrianf Aug 24, 2011

    (continued) What we “cheerleaders” bring to the table, however effective it may or may not be, is certainly a lot more than its detractors (like you?) have to offer. An offer for you: You don’t bash us when the opportunity arises, and we won’t bash you when the opportunity arises. Deal?

  • Jack Flash Aug 24, 2011

    It's a shame this can't just be discussed as a terrible event w/ any kind of real dialogue about what can be done. Instead, people would rather make themselves feel safe by pretending it's all about Durham, Durham, Durham. And once that's out there, I think it's pretty understandable that those of us who are actually pulling for Durham would start defending it.

  • Vita Brevis Ars Longa Aug 24, 2011

    Kbrian, thanks for reposting! I think the more people read my statements the more they might actually seem into the minds of anyone even considering moving to Durham! I learned first hand when I lived in the very lovely 500 N Duke Street condo's back in the 80's when we had not one but TWO cadavers laying around in the parking lot. Of course that was many years ago, not like recently when a friend of mine was attacked at Lakewood shopping center and literally had her Rolex watch ripped off of her wrist!

  • Jack Flash Aug 24, 2011

    It's clear, sabortage, that you're more in love w/ turning clever phrases about these lowly people who were oh-so lucky to have you as their teacher than you are about learning anything yourself.

    I'm not one to dismiss you as someone we don't need b/c I'd much rather show people the positive things about Durham, but you seem like a pretty lost cause. I think I'll forgo telling you about things I'm involved w/ that I think contribute to an improving Durham.