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Suspect named in shooting that wounded female bystander

Posted January 25, 2010 11:05 a.m. EST

— Durham police were searching Monday for a man they believed fired shots during a fight that injured another man and a female bystander.

Hykeem Lamar Dunston, 20, of Bruce Street, was wanted on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.

Investigators believe that Dunston pulled out a gun and fired several shots during an argument with several men at Maple and East Main streets on the afternoon of Jan. 16. Bullets struck a 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman on a nearby porch.

The woman underwent surgery and is recovering, police said. The man was treated and released at Duke University Medical Center.

Anyone with information about Dunston's whereabouts should call Durham police Investigator Little at 919-560-4281, ext. 29124, 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.