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Attorney, one other person injured in Durham shooting

Posted June 24, 2013 3:57 p.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2013 4:37 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating a double shooting over the weekend that injured two people, including a local attorney.

A Durham Police Department spokeswoman said Monday that officers were called to the 300 block of Gray Avenue, near the intersection of Gurley Street, around 4:49 p.m. Saturday, where they found a man who appeared to have been an innocent bystander in a shooting between people on the street and others in a vehicle.

A short time later, officers were dispatched to a business near the intersection of Cheek Road and Midland Terrace, where they said a 32-year-old man had been taken after being shot on Gray Avenue.

Police have not released any information about a possible motive or a suspect and are asking anyone with information that could help detectives to contact the police department at 919-560-4281, extension 29123, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

David Hall, a criminal and family law attorney, was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and released. The other victim, whose name was not released, was being treated at a local hospital for critical injuries, police said.

Hall said Monday that he was talking with a neighbor when he heard shooting and was then shot in his side. He said he never saw anyone with a gun or in a car.

"There is a bigger picture here, and it's not about the individual kids," he said. "I mean, yes, bad decisions were made that affect the community, but you have to ask yourself, 'Why?' and 'How did they get into this situation?'"