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Two shot near Durham convenience store

Posted November 10, 2010
Updated November 11, 2010

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— Two people were seriously injured when they were shot in a parking lot of the Lighthouse Food Mart, at 2944 Holloway St. in Durham, on Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

Police were dispatched to a call around 5 p.m. and found two men who had been shot. Both men were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said. Their conditions were not released. 

No arrests have been made.

Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shootings.

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Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Durham Police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • Retired07 Nov 11, 2010

    Paint Durham with any kind of liberal brush you wish but for the rest of us fortunate ones that don t have to be there, take the bypass around and make sure you got enough gas and do your bathroom stop in Raleigh or Hillsborough.

  • dlk13ster Nov 11, 2010

    -Elvis

    See, now THESE are viable, workable, RATIONAL suggestions! Esp. foot patrols, which at least raises the public perception of a police presence, and helps residents feel like they're not alone w/ their problems. And community cops & watch programs would certainly help with better crime reporting, LEO response time, and improve community involvement.

    But really, I don't think the problem is necessarily that Durhamites don't *care* about what's happening to their town; they just feel too scared & powerless to speak up and do anything about it. Some, of course, are doing just that, and are the first to admit the problems in their communities. But they are fighting a torrent of institutional apathy and ingrained, collective cynicism.

    Not to mention a steady stream of misguided and distasteful comments about bulldozing the very neighborhoods they grew up in and are trying to restore.

  • oleguy Nov 11, 2010

    I would not walk around durham after dark without a biltallion, and you want LEO,s to do it,,, You can see it aint safe for the Residents

  • rayh Nov 11, 2010

    You know after a while the police get tired of cases where the murder suspect repeat felon gets charged with jaywalking and a $25 fine because he didn't use the crosswalk after he shot the store clerk. It's the revolving door on the jailhouse, irregardless of what you do to get locked up in the morning, you'll be out by lunchtime and won't have to actually answer for it in court for months or years. There's a real good chance the shooter already has several court dates lined up for other things. The law has no teeth any more, serving time just means hanging out with old friends in better accomodations.

  • lb27608 Nov 11, 2010

    "If you looked at the crime reports from Durham, per capita, it would far exceed Charlotte and Raleigh."

    Raleigh, yes. Charlotte, no. Durham has less crime per capita than Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Wilmington, too. In fact, the crime rate in Durham now is about the same as the crime rate in Raleigh in 2000. Should we have built a big fence around Raleigh back then and turned it all into a prison?

  • ElvisPresleyJr Nov 11, 2010

    Retired.... when I stated 'the black community', THAT'S who I was referring to. C'mon, you gotta be smarter than that.

  • ElvisPresleyJr Nov 11, 2010

    The Durham Police Department can actually do a lot to help improve the quality of life in some of these high-crime/gang invested areas. For example, get them out of the cars and onto the streets and neighborhoods that would include foot patrols, bicycle patrols, and sub-stations in troubled areas. In additions, community watch programs could be set up where meeting actually take place with officers who give weekly/monthly town hall seminars where public feedback is the norm. Also, landlords can encourage public safety officers to migrate into the east Durham area via reduced or even rent-free apartment complexes where a lot of transient crime breeds. I'll stop for now because I need to get me a Pepsi.

  • Retired07 Nov 11, 2010

    When will the black community realize that someone needs to step up to the plate within that area and address the real problems that exit? Drugs, gang violence, black on black crime, babies having babies, no job skills , no education, etc. At some point they have to say enough is enough!

    They WHO? The government, taxpayers, police? How about the black leaders and the people that live there.

  • Retired07 Nov 11, 2010

    We all who watch any news at all know what Durham is about and STAY AWAY.

  • MadMaxx Nov 11, 2010

    Just put up a fence and gun towers around Durham, call it Durham Prison, problem solved. Just criminals, gangs, and undesirables (since you cannot use polite terminology to describe common criminals per GOLO, wouldn't want to offend the undesirables) what else is ever reported in Durham anyway. If you looked at the crime reports from Durham, per capita, it would far exceed Charlotte and Raleigh.

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