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Police Search for 2 After Shooting, Attempted Armed Robbery

Posted October 29, 2007 5:23 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are searching for two men they believe shot and seriously injured a Hispanic male during an attempted armed robbery on Saturday.

The shooting victim and a friend were sitting in a truck in a parking lot at 1605 Sedgefield St. around 9 p.m. when two males approached them. One male pulled the passenger out of the truck, pointed a gun at his head and pushed him to the ground.

The second male approached the driver, and the two men struggled. At least one shot was fired during the fight, police said.

The two suspects, who were dressed in dark clothing, fled from the scene on foot.

The victim taken to Duke University Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his side. He underwent surgery but was expected to survive, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator B.W. Himan at 919-560-4582, ext. 229 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.