According to Lt. Davis Trimmer of Duke Police, the employee was standing on a terrace outside Rick's Diner in the West Edens Link about 2:45 p.m., discussing a building project with several other people. A bullet grazed his hand.
He was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment but was not expected to be kept overnight.
Trimmer said several people reported hearing a popping noise right before the employee was struck.
A hole in an awning above where the employee was standing indicates a bullet may have been fired randomly up in the air from the Duke University Road or N.C. 751 area and landed next to the dorm, Trimmer said.
Police recovered a bullet at the scene, Trimmer said.
Police searched the area but did not locate anyone with a gun.
An investigation into the incident is continuing. Duke Police asks anyone withinformation about the shooting to call the department at 684-2444.
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