Police: Shooting that left 3 injured in Durham started with argument at after-hours party

DURHAM, N.C (WTVD) -- Three people were injured in an overnight shooting, Durham police say.

Durham officials said shortly before 2 a.m., officers responded to Basera Biryani & Grill Indian Cuisine in the 4800 block of N.C. 55.

Officials say the shooting was the result of an escalated argument during an after-hours party.

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According to police, the shooting resulted after an argument at a party at the restaurant. However, the restaurant released a statement Sunday evening claiming that a shooting did not actually occur at the restaurant.

The following is part of the statement:

"Most of you may already be aware of the shooting news regarding the shooting incident. Besera management wishes to assure that the said incident did not take place inside the restaurant or was in any way connected to the gathering in the premises. Someone, who was already injured from a shooting at a neighborhood parking, ran into the premises for safety on seeing the doors open."

Despite the conflicting reports, officials say three adults sustained gunshot wounds that are considered to be non-life-threatening at this time.

Two people were transported to Duke Hospital and one person arrived at the hospital later, police said.

There was another shooting reported around the same time at Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Old Chapel Hill Road and officials say the two are connected.

There is no suspect information and the investigation is ongoing.

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