Police are seeking information on a Monday-night shooting and a June 15 armed robbery. There were no injuries in either case.
The shooting occurred on the Durham Freeway between Briggs Avenue and Ellis Road. A 32-year-old man told officers he was followed by a Dodge Charger and a white or gray Acura from Nixon Street onto the Freeway's southbound lanes. After he was on the Freeway, occupants of the following vehicles fired at the victim's vehcle, causing him to cross the freeway median and crash in the northbound lanes.
The victim ran from the area and was found approximately two miles away by officers. He said he encountered the other vehicles after leaving a friend's house on Nixon Street about 10 p.m. The Charger and Acura, with several occupants, were in the middle of the street, according to a release by Durham Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
According to police, there is no apparent connection between Monday's shooting and a shooting on the Freeway Saturday afternoon. Neither shooting appears to be random, according to preliminary investigations.
Anyone with information on the shooting last night is asked to call Investigator Emanuel at 560-4415, ext. 29306 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.
Police also want information on a robbery at the Subway restaurant at 2405 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard. A man entered the business around 9 p.m. approached an employee and demanded money at gunpoint.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build. He had a goatee and tattoos on his forearms. He was last seen running west on Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Guardino at 560-4583, ext. 29364 or CrimeStoppers.