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Teen Shot Near Downtown Durham

Posted March 17, 2008

— Durham police are investigating after a teen was shot near downtown.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. Monday on Fisher Place near South Roxboro Street.

The 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest, police said. He ran into a nearby store and collapsed.

The teen was transported to Duke University Hospital.

Police withheld the victim’s name and condition.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to the Durham Police Department, at 919-560-4440, extension 262, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Demented Mar 18, 2008

    Gun buyback? Isn't that the program where the government pays gun dealers and collectors hundreds of dollars for the weapons that won't bring $25 on the market?

    Or maybe the program where gangsters sell back their $25 gun for $150 and go buy 5 more with money left over for ammo - so now they have 5 times as many guns as before?

    I don't recommend these programs. How about a program where packing felons' guns are TAKEN during the process of putting them in jail.

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Mar 18, 2008

    "time for another gun buyback program!"

    Buy back? When if ever, did the government own them?

  • Miaitaliana Mar 18, 2008

    killing will never end. It is a circle of life. We dont like it and its not good or pretty but it is the way of the world. There is nothing that any of us could ever do to stop the killing in the world. All we can do is be the best person we can be and make sure our children are well loved, and raised with morals and understand right from wrong. There is nothing more we can do. THis is disgusting, and people that DO kill should BE killed, but most of the time that doesnt happen either so we are forced to only be concerned with ourselves. The best chance we have at fighting this neverending cycle, is to make sure we do our best in raising our own families. THat is our contribution to the rest of society. Many people will probably say that I am heartless for sayng so, but the fact of the matter is that we as humans, are still animals, and that fact is made abundantly clear in situations like this.

  • PeaceOut2017 Mar 18, 2008

    time for another gun buyback program!

  • Durham-Raleigh Mar 18, 2008

    I made a comment along the following lines this morning that was never approved by the moderators. Perhaps this one will?

    I find it very odd that WRAL was able to cover this story, yet had no one present at last night's Durham City Council meeting, when the subject of crime -- as well as a nearly $300 million investment project partnership to revitalize downtown Durham -- were on the agenda. Right next to this story on the WRAL home page is an article about a Fayetteville project to install a roundabout near downtown.

    That's newsworthy, but a City Council meeting and approval of a $300 million downtown plan's deal points aren't? Both major papers and other TV stations covered this story; why not WRAL?

    Why does WRAL consistently focus on the crime/violence stories that come out of Durham, while generally ignoring other news out of the community?

  • madarchen Mar 18, 2008

    "Parenting is the only way to fix this problem. Lets worry about the next generation, this generation is long gone and cannot be helped."
    -----Therein lies the problem. This generation can't be helped, but they are making (and parenting/or not???) the next generation.

  • meh2 Mar 18, 2008

    Irony is not involved - by disarming the law abiding portion of the populace, a target rich environment of defenseless people is created. Pay attention to the places that make it difficul to own guns - DC, Durham, and so on, and you will see a striking correlation to a high murder rate.

    As for helping - I take care of my own family. Let others do the same.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Mar 18, 2008

    Parenting is the only way to fix this problem. Lets worry about the next generation, this generation is long gone and cannot be helped.

  • linnway Mar 18, 2008

    thinkbee- great post.

  • mramorak Mar 18, 2008

    anneonymousone,GREAT POST!