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.
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.