Details remained sketchy Saturday, but police have now said that the child shot and wounded early Friday evening in Durham is a 5-year-old girl.
The girl, whose name was not released by police, was shot in her lower body shortly before 5 p.m. Friday while inside a car at the Duke Street Family Fare gas station/convenience store at 3804 N. Duke St. at the Horton Road intersection. A person who was not named by officials drove the child to a local hospital. The girl’s wounds do not appear to be life-threatening, Durham police spokesman Wil Glenn said.
Reports indicate that four people were inside the convenience store when shots rang out, said a person who had been inside the store at the time but didn’t see the actual shooting. The person asked not to be identified.
A bullet shattered the store’s glass window near the registers, said the person on Saturday. The shattered window was covered with plywood Saturday morning.
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The person inside the store didn’t know about the child being shot immediately after the shooting. Police later told the person that a child had been shot and driven to the hospital.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Investigator Bongarten at 919-560-4582 ext. 29238 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.