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Daytime shooting shakes Durham neighbors

Posted October 6, 2012 2:41 p.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2012 2:24 p.m. EDT

— A man was taken to the Duke Medical Center Saturday morning after being shot near the intersection of Nebo Street and Burlington Avenue, police said. 

A 13-year-old boy was a witness to a scene usually contained to television and movies. He was on his RollerBlades when he saw two cars, one of them riddled with bullet holes.

"He hit the reverse, and they caught him and started shooting," the boy said.

Officers responding to a shooting call found the man in the driver's seat of a vehicle about 11:15 a.m. His name has not been released, but authorities said he had life-threatening injuries. 

Deborah Chapman, who lives nearby, said it's not the first time the cops have been called to the area.

"You can look out my bedroom window and see the car," said Leah Sisco. Her driveway became a crime scene Saturday morning.

" You see little kids out playing not too far from where the car was shot up," she said. "You see little kids out running, so that is very scary."

No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information should call the Durham Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.