A man was taken to Duke University Hospital with serious injuries after a shooting near Durham City Hall on Monday morning, police said.
The shooting happened shortly before 9 a.m. on Mangum Street between West Chapel Hill Street and City Hall Plaza, police said. The preliminary investigation indicates that shots were fired by an occupant of a black vehicle at the occupant of a gray vehicle. Both vehicles were traveling south on the one-way North Mangum Street.
The driver of the gray vehicle was shot, but he was able to drive to North Duke Street near West Trinity Avenue, where he flagged down a Durham County Sheriff’s Office deputy for help, police said. The driver was taken to the hospital, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
The name of the victim was not immediately available.
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Police flooded the City Hall vicinity, looking for suspects and collecting evidence. They closed the block of North Mangum Street in front of City Hall until about 10:30 a.m.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Junker at (919) 560-4935, ext. 29416 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.