Durham tow-truck driver heard shots, then realized he was hit

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The driver said he heard shots and then realized he was hit in the chest.

A Durham tow-truck driver who was unloading a vehicle from his car told Durham Police that he heard gunshots Monday night and then realize he had been struck by a bullet.

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It happened at Elizabeth Street at Canal Street, EMS workers arrived to find the driver, a 32-year-old man, suffering from a "penetrating wound to his chest."

The victim was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment.

Police said the driver had serious, but apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

There are no suspects. Police continue to investigate.
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