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Unidentified Durham shooting victim struggles for life

Posted August 27, 2012

— Durham police said a person wounded in a shooting late Sunday has life-threatening injuries.

The person was shot in a parking lot at 1300 Avondale Drive around 10:30 p.m. The victim was taken to Duke University Hospital.

Police said they have not identified the victim yet and are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • ICURCRK Aug 29, 2012

    OK....how often does someone get shot "numerous" times for no apparent reason.....and yes I was praying that they pull through, I hope they do. I grew up not far from where he was shot, and participated in activities to where I am thankfull I am still alive and not in prison. I had the chance to turn my life around, and IF he is involved in a lifestyle that got him shot, then I hope he can turn it his around.....all I was saying. I was not "passing judgement" because this could be a domestic situation, or a case of mistaken identity to where he is a completly innocent victim....and "craftymo" my statistics come from right here on WRAL.....look at the area this happened in, and find how many completly innocent victims are shot compared to those caught up in some sort of criminal activity. God Bless

  • chattycat Aug 27, 2012

    to icurcrk: All I can say is Wow!

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Aug 27, 2012

    The main problem with violence in our country today is that God isn't real and relevant in too many lives. We are devolving, not progressing as a society. When people don't think or care about God, they put themselves first - their pride, their ego, their entitlements. America has lost its moral compass and it's been replaced with globalism, socialism, communism, and egotism.

  • crustyhalo Aug 27, 2012

    icurcrk...how do you know this person was not in the wrong place at the wrong time ? Any of us can be a victim of a crime, we really are not safe anywhere anymore.

  • blancnhen Aug 27, 2012

    Keeping the victim and family in my prayers.

  • CraftyMo Aug 27, 2012

    It is a tragedy that this person was shot. I offer my best wishes to their family and prayers for a speedy recovery.
    ICURCRK - who gave you the right to prejudge the victim's circumstance? Love to know where you get your statistics. Your comment "but still praying they pull through" seems like an empty wish, or at least to me. If you offer prayers like that it may be a good thing to keep your prayers to yourself, not post them on WRAL TV-5. Did you once consider that the family of this person might read your insincere comment? Probably not.

  • not my real name Aug 27, 2012

    a pic or some type of description would be helpful for someone to identify this person......just saying.

  • Paladin2 Aug 27, 2012

    It is interesting that you offer a prayer for the victim and at the same time accuse the victim of living a life that led to him/her being shot.

  • ICURCRK Aug 27, 2012

    Most often these things are not random......but still praying they pull through, and quit leading the life that brought them to this situation.