Durham police investigate after drive-by shooting on Alston Avenue injured 2

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Friday, August 12, 2022
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Durham Police are investigating after two men were shot in the 700 block of North Alston Avenue.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham Police are investigating a double shooting in the 700 block of North Alston Avenue.

North Alston Avenue from Liberty Street to Taylor Street was closed while officers investigated. Alston Avenue has since reopened but the investigation remains active.

It happened just after 2 p.m. Officers found two men who had been shot by someone in a passing vehicle.

Both victims were taken to a hospital with injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening.

Several parked vehicles and a business were also struck by gunfire. At least 30 evidence markers were visible in the area.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.