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Teen shot in Durham parking lot

Posted August 15, 2011

— A 17-year-old girl was shot in the rear parking lot of Main Street Apartments in Durham Monday night and authorities are looking for the gunman, police said.

The victim was shot in the thigh with a small-caliber weapon, police said. She was taken to Duke University Hospital.

Officers were dispatched to 621 E. Main St. around 9:30 p.m. They were canvassing the area looking for the shooter, but said they didn't have a suspect description.

No other information was released.


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  • akatonitots Aug 18, 2011

    I'd be more surprised if WRAL ran an article like "No one got shot for 5 days anywhere in our viewing area." Now THAT would make headlines.

    That would be nice but then the influx of "and this is news why" comments from those that prefer to read bad news so they can blame it on gangs, politics, etc.

  • harmstrong4 Aug 16, 2011

    poor teens...so much to worry about...where do I get my birth control...who will buy me cigaretts, booze, cars to wreck..etc.

  • Phyxius1 Aug 16, 2011

    I love all the talk of violence in Durham and it seems to be a key subject in any post. Crime is all around us and its senseless no matter where it is. I feel for this girl and we don't know the facts of how or why she was shot. She could have been walking home from work without the comfort of a ride or ???? BUT...for all those that think Wake and Cary are the perfect places to live with no crime or violence it seems like most of the crime posts this weekend WERE in Wake county,,,,Here is some interesting reading
    about the suggested low crime Wake county

  • grimreaper Aug 16, 2011

    Its easy being a gangster...you talk like a street urchin, no responsibility, and when you are 30 you are either already getting 3 squares a day in the pen or on entitlement...pretty good if you ask me...

  • oldrwizr Aug 16, 2011

    Durham teens don't seem to ahve the answer to the gang violence problem. Thank God for rickandlinda88. They'll know what to do.

  • Jeremiah Aug 16, 2011

    "Was this before or after the 'anti-gang' meeting?"

    yeah, i guess you're right. it's stupid that some kids are trying to combat gangs. why are they even trying? who care? they should just give up. stupid kids (sarcasm)

  • Bill of Rights Aug 16, 2011

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves for mocking the Durham Youth Commission. Those kids have already done more to help than any of you have. Do you have any better suggestions, or are you just content to throw darts from your cookie-cutter suburban living room?

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 16, 2011

    Shot in the rear... of parking lot... in thigh. Wonder why?

  • bigal02282 Aug 16, 2011

    I'd be more surprised if WRAL ran an article like "No one got shot for 5 days anywhere in our viewing area." Now THAT would make headlines.

  • rickandlinda88 Aug 16, 2011

    teen shot in thigh in durham parking lot.on the very day the "herald-sun" does a story on teens banding together to stop the gang violence in durham.what a farce this story is.me think someone speak with "forked tongue".