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Shots Fired at Car, Injuring 2

Posted November 16, 2007 6:29 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2007 8:01 a.m. EST

— Durham police were investigating a double shooting that happened Friday evening near the intersection of East Main and Elizabeth streets.

Three men in a Honda Accord were driving near the intersection of Fayetteville and Ramseur streets around 5:20 p.m. when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled up beside them.

An occupant of the Jeep fired at least one shot at the Honda, according to police.

The Honda ran off the right side of the road near East Main and Elizabeth streets and struck a power pole. The Jeep pulled up to the Honda, and several more shots were fired, officials said.

Two occupants of the Honda – the driver and a passenger – suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

Durham police initially reported that one of the men died, but later said they were given incorrect information. The man was listed in critical condition, and the second man was being treated for serious injuries.

The names of the victims, who were both in their 20s, were not released.

The Jeep was occupied by several males, but police said they do not have any specific descriptions of the occupants at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.