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Durham police probe shooting near library

Posted August 19, 2009 12:01 a.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that happened at the intersection of Queen Street and Liberty Street, near a library.

Officers said they found a man lying on the floor inside the library at 300 North Roxboro St. at 8:20 p.m.

The man had been shot in the back, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to Duke University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Police said the victim was shot at Queen and Liberty streets and ran inside the library for help.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call District Five Substation Investigator A.C. Rogers at 919-560-4935, ext.29416 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.