Triangle Briefs

Police see shooting as robbery attempt

From Staff ReportsOctober 30, 2007 

— Durham police are investigating a shooting Saturday night that investigators believe was a failed armed robbery.

The victim and a friend were in a truck in a parking lot at 1605 Sedgefield St. about 9 p.m. when two men approached, police said. One pulled the passenger out, pointed a gun at his head and pushed him to the ground, police said. The second approached the driver, and the two struggled. At least one shot was fired, and the victim suffered a wound to his side. He was taken to Duke Hospital with serious injuries. The suspects, who were dressed in dark clothing, fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator B.W. Himan at 560-4582, ext. 229, or CrimeStoppers at 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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