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Victim critically injured in drive-by shooting in downtown Durham

Posted July 31

— Police are investigating after one person was injured in a shooting on Monday in downtown Durham.

Around 9 a.m., officers with the Durham Police Department responded to a shooting on Mangum Street near W. Chapel Hill Street and City Hall Plaza. One victim was located nearby at N. Duke Street and W. Trinity Avenue and was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to a preliminary investigation, shots were fired from a southbound black car at the occupant of a southbound gray car. The victim fled and then flagged down a sheriff's deputy for help.

LeAnne Lavents has worked in Durham's City Hall for 10 years. She said Monday's shooting is unsettling.

"I don't feel very comfortable about it, but I do know that we have a lot of things in place as far as something happening in City Hall. I do feel comfortable about that," she said.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Junker at 919-560-4935 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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