Gunfire wounds one, damages three cars and five businesses in Durham

From staff reportsJune 6, 2014 

— A shootout in Durham left at least one man wounded and damaged five vehicles and three occupied businesses.

At least two men exchanged gunfire at about 6 p.m. in a parking lot at 1418 Avondale Drive, according to police. One man, Jacinto Barr, 33, was found in a barber shop with a shoulder wound that was not life-threatening, police reported.

Police followed another man, Freddy Cheek, 33, to a coin-operated laundry and arrested him, according to police. Cheek admitted to “being shot at and returning fire,” according to police.

Bullets struck a business named Cricket, with six people inside; China King, with five people inside; and Rainbow Tobacco World, with one person inside.

Police ask anyone with information on the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves, according to police.

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