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Teen Shot, Gunman Sought

Posted March 17, 2008

— A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest Monday afternoon south of downtown, police said.

The teen, whose name wasn't released, was shot on Fisher Place, off South Roxboro Street, and managed to run to the Phoenix Crossing shopping center on Fayetteville Street before collapsing inside a cell phone store, police said.

The teen was taken to Duke University Hospital. There was no word on his condition Monday evening.

Police were searching for the gunman Monday afternoon.


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  • hooligan Mar 17, 2008

    too blessed, phoenix square backs up to fisher place. once again a golo detecive screws things up.

  • tooblessed Mar 17, 2008

    There is no way he was shot on Fisher Place and ran to Phoenix Square, it is a good 3 to 3 1/2 miles.

  • redant Mar 17, 2008

    Not just Durham: Violence is everywhere. Here are a few recent examples.

    MARION - A state Highway Patrol trooper slashed by a suspect has been released from the hospital, a day after he shot and killed the suspect.

    ZEBULON - Police arrested a man they say took an officer's service weapon and fired it while the officer was attempting to arrest him on outstanding warrants

    APEX - Apex police and Wake County sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday night on charges of slashing and stabbing three people.

    Apex officers seized gun, ammo from teen's home -
    Nearly a dozen Apex police officers, including the police chief entered a teen's home last week and seized ammunition and what they described as an "AK-47 style" firearm.

    RALEIGH - Police are still searching for a 30-year-old man charged with joining two others in sexually assaulting a minor while snapping photos of their deeds with a cell phone.

  • PA Girl BA Mar 17, 2008

    What was a 16 year old doing out of school at 2pm? I didn't think school was released until at least 2:30pm. Maybe I am wrong...

  • dianadarling Mar 17, 2008

    how sad, another child, according to N&O
    DURHAM - A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest in a neighborhood just south of downtown shortly after 2 p.m.

  • garnertoy Mar 17, 2008

    seems like we have gone back to the wild west the only thing most of them all had guns

  • iron fist Mar 17, 2008

    Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Winston Salem, Rocky Mount etc. not just Durham

  • garnertoy Mar 17, 2008

    you got that right

  • parr4246 Mar 17, 2008

    this is becoming a daily headline in Durham..........!!!