Investigators are searching for an armed man who twice shot and robbed another man Monday near a coin laundry.
Emergency workers transported the shooting victim to the hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries not considered life threatening, said Kimberle Walker, a Durham police spokeswoman.
About 10:50 a.m., police were alerted to a shooting at 2000 Chapel Hill Rd., Walker reported. They found a 35-year-old man who told the officers he had been shot in both legs.
Investigators did not make public the name of the man, who told police that he and and a friend had just left a coin laundry when they saw a man running toward them with a gun.
The shooting victim’s friend managed to flee unharmed. But the victim was shot once in each leg before his wallet was taken.
The man told police the gunman fled in a waiting older-model burgundy vehicle, operated by a second man.
Police did not provide physical descriptions of the suspects.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.