Police asking for information on shooting

August 12, 2008 1:40:39 PM PDT
Durham police investigators are asking for information about a shooting that happened Monday afternoon in the McDougald Terrace housing community. A 43-year-old female was getting out of a car on Wabash Street around 1 p.m. when a bullet grazed her neck. She was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. Police do not believe she was the intended target.

Two occupied vehicles were also damaged by bullets during the incident. One vehicle was struck at Wabash and Dayton streets and the second one was struck at Lawson and Wabash streets.

Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. According to some witnesses, males in a silver or gray 4-door car with a loud muffler exchanged gunfire with the occupants of a blue vehicle similar to a Nissan Altima. Additional shots may have been fired from a group of males standing on the corner of Wabash and Dayton streets.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator H.J. Burwell III at 560-4415, ext. 234 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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