Two shootings in Durham injured three men, one critically

From staff reportsJanuary 22, 2013 

— Two shootings on Monday afternoon injured three men, one of them critically, in the city, police said.

The first incident was reported at 3:42 p.m. as shots having been fired on West Trinity Avenue in the area of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, between North Gregson and North Duke streets.

Two men were shot there, but had been rushed to Duke University Hospital before in private cars before the first police cars arrived, officers said.

The two were being treated for what police termed serious injuries, and officers were trying to determine what happened.

At 5:32 p.m., police were called to a house in the 1000 block of Drew Street, a few miles from the earlier shooting.

There, police found a 24-year-old man who reportedly had been shot in the head in what police said was a drive-by shooting.

The victim, who was not identified by police, was outside the house when he was critically wounded, they said.

Police say they are looking for a silver or gray newer model Nissan Altima that had multiple passengers at the time of the shooting.

Police asked that anyone with information on the shootings on West Trinity Avenue or Drew Street 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.

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