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Two wanted in Durham flea market shooting

Posted December 11, 2012

— Police in Durham have identified two men wanted in connection with a weekend shooting at a flea market.

Authorities on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for Alexander Cardona, 17, of West Trinity Avenue, and Irving Martinez, 17, of Maplewood Drive, on charges of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Officers were called to the Durham Green Flea Market on East Pettigrew Street just after 1 p.m. on Sunday.

A 19-year-old man who had been shot eight times remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said. A 31-year-old man who had been shot in the leg was released from the hospital.

Cardona and Martinez are also wanted in connection with a Dec. 4 assault and robbery on Hart Street. In that case, both face charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and encouraging participation in criminal street gang activity in connection with that incident.

Anyone with information on Cardona or Martinez should call Durham police at 919-560-4281, extension 29122, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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