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Durham Shooting Leaves Two in Critical Condition

Posted June 12, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Two people are fighting for their lives after a shooting outside a Durham Walmart at the New Hope Commons shopping center.

Investigators said that a man pulled into the parking lot Friday night, and blocked another car into a space.

The man argued with a woman in the car, then opened fire. Police say he hit the woman and one of two children in the car, then shot himself.

A store employee said that the woman was unconscious when the ambulance took her away.

"There was also a young kid, a cousin I think. He jumped and ran inside," store employee Johnathon Alston. "I just told him to go inside. I was trying to get everyone inside because he was still shooting at the time."

The child is doing fine, but both the man and woman are in critical condition.