2 men shot at busy Durham gas station

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Thursday, August 4, 2022
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The shootings happened just before 2 p.m. at the Pure Gas Station in the 100 block of E. Cornwallis Road and Roxboro Street.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two people were shot Wednesday afternoon at a gas station in Durham

The search continues for the person who pulled the trigger.

It happened just before 2 p.m. at the Pure Gas Station in the 100 block of E. Cornwallis Road and Roxboro Street. Officers found two men who had been shot.

Both were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting drew a crowd at the busy intersection and even Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews went to the scene.

Yachdiyel Webb, of BANU, a Vegan restaurant on the corner, was working when the gunfire rang out.

"Just heard a series of shots, and I was back there making plates for all those people," Webb said. "Just heard people scrambling and moving toward the back wall here and that was pretty much it."

Police said they have ruled out robbery as a motive but are still investigating.

At least 12 evidence markers were visible at the scene.

Webb said the restaurant was established at the corner "as a way to show people that this food can help with that area crime. We wanted to feed a community this kind of food, it kind of helps in that way, food for thought, you know?

"People eat here with their families, so it's unfortunate when you hear something like that," Webb said of the shooting. "It's just unfortunate to hear it like you said just so close to business. People are usually here enjoying themselves."

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