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Boy, 11, wounded in Durham drive-by shooting

Posted June 11, 2008 12:21 a.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2008 11:12 a.m. EDT

— Police are searching for the vehicle involved in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy who was playing outside his house Tuesday night.

Witnesses told police that someone inside a white Nissan Maxima fired into the yard of a house at 2503 Glenbrook Drive at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy, a rising fifth-grader, was hit seven times by a bird shot, his mother said. He was taken to Duke University Hospital Tuesday night and was later released.

Neighbors told WRAL News the boy and several other children were outside because there was no air conditioning in their homes. They had seen the car circling the block and thought it was strange.

Police had no further details about the car but ask that anyone with information to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4582 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.