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.
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.