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Durham police release more details in drive-by shooting

Posted May 14, 2008 12:34 a.m. EDT

— Durham police are asking for tips concerning a Saturday afternoon shooting.

Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Otis Street at 4:53 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found a 40-year-old female who had been shot in her left calf.

Officers were told that the shooting happened as a gold Lexus was being chased by a green Nissan Altima on Otis Street from Weaver Street.

A passenger in the Altima leaned out the window and fired several shots in the direction of the Lexus, police said. One bullet struck a woman and another struck a parked pickup truck.

The woman was washing her car when she was shot and she appeared to be an innocent bystander, police said. Her name was withheld.

The Nissan is described as a dark green, 4-door early to mid-1990s model (a rounded body style) with North Carolina plates. It was occupied by two men.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator N.M. Byrd at 560-4415, ext. 232 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.