Police Investigating Two Off-Campus Incidents Involving Gunfire

The Durham Police Department is investigating two incidents involving gunfire this week near off-campus facilities that house Duke staff.

The first incident occurred at 1:07 p.m. Monday at North Pavilion off Fulton and Pratt streets, said Duke Police Maj. Gloria Graham. A Duke employee inside North Pavilion reported hearing four gunshots. "On the fourth one, he heard glass break," Graham said.

A bullet lodged in a double-pane window on the lower level of the building's west side, she said. No one was injured.

At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, about a quarter of a mile away, near Hock Plaza, a bullet grazed a man's wrist as he drove east on Erwin Road.

The man, who was driving an asphalt truck, was struck at the intersection of Erwin and Douglas Street. "We do not feel he was targeted in any way," Graham said.

Durham and Duke police are following up with witnesses and will increase patrols in the areas.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Durham Police at (919) 560-4427; Duke Police at (919) 684-2444, or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers may remain anonymous.

In addition, people are asked to report suspicious activity immediately to Duke or Durham Police.