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Pedestrian, person in car exchange gunfire near NCCU campus, police say

Posted May 27

Somebody shot a gun during an incident Saturday afternoon near the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, police said.

— A pedestrian in Durham exchanged gunfire with a person in a passing vehicle Saturday afternoon, police said.

Police at the scene said a vehicle drove by a person walking on Fayetteville Street at Burlington Avenue, and somebody inside the car shot at the pedestrian. The pedestrian shot back, police said.

Authorities have not found anyone who was injured, and no suspects have been identified.

Benjamin Barahona was driving when he heard the shots and saw his windshield shatter.

"I just kept driving because they were shooting at each other," he said.

Barahona said he heard at least 10 gunshots.


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  • Norman Lewis May 28, 1:56 p.m.
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    Doubtful Tom but you were clearly being sarcastic. A Durham shooting usually means gang activity, so likely, this was yet another example of wannabe gang bangers trying to prove their so called manhood by shooting someone in another gang. Bet money the shooters involved had already been arrested with some type of gun related crime charge in the past and if they had been prosecuted under current Federal firearm laws, both would have been locked up for a minimum of 5 years. For the general public's information, a legitimate concealed carry permit holder would not have been afraid to wait for the police and justify their use of deadly force, this is how you know both shooters were criminals.

  • NC Tom May 28, 9:25 a.m.
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    No doubt both parties have their concealed carry license