2 hurt in separate shootings near downtown Durham

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Police are investigating two shootings near downtown Durham (WTVD)

Police are searching for suspects after shots were fired in two separate incidents near downtown Durham Tuesday night.

Two people were hurt in the shootings, according to police. Officers are working to determine if the shootings are connected.

The first shooting was reported just after 11 p.m. in the 500 block of Liberty Street. A man was shot, police said, but he is expected to recover. Officers told our crew on the scene the victim is not cooperating with investigators.

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Officers said the second shooting happened about 10 minutes after the first, on S. Elm Street near Angier Avenue.

Durham police investigate a reported shooting on Liberty Street


The man shot on Elm Street was rushed to the hospital and is said to have life-threatening injuries.



Police said two people were seen leaving S. Elm Street in a dark sedan after the shooting there.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Hines at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29119 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 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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