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Man shot, carjacked in Durham

Posted April 7, 2010 12:24 p.m. EDT
Updated April 7, 2010 7:07 p.m. EDT

Durham city and county authorities were searching Currin Road after a reported carjacking.

— Two men shot a Durham man Wednesday morning and stole his car, a police department spokeswoman said.

The victim, a man in his 80s, was standing beside his car at the corner of Franklin Street and Alston Avenue just after 11 a.m. when two men drove up, shot him in the leg and took the car, according to Kammie Michael of the Durham Police Department.

One of the suspects drove away in the victim's car, a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim, and the other followed in his car.

Police found the suspects' car on Currin Road. The victim's car and the men who took it are still missing, Michael said.

A detailed description of the suspects was not available.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4281, ext. 29123 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.