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Robbers Shoot 2 in Durham

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DURHAM — As a group of men sat on the front stoop oftheir apartment building Friday night, two armed men walked up, demandingtheir money and jewelry. The men complied, but two were shot.

Domingo Benitez, 42, was shot in the face and right arm. He is listedin critical condition at a local hospital. Diego Aguerra, 37, was shot inthe groin and is listed as fair.

No arrests have been made.

During the past two weeks, dozens of Durham Latinos have been victimsof armed robberies. Most of them were carrying large amounts of cash.Friday night's robbery netted at least $1,000 for the assailants.

Aguerra lives in Raleigh. He was in Durham to visit his sister. Policesaid the men were sitting outdoors because the house was too hot.

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