‘New Level of Fear’: Car Wrecks, Daytime Shootings at American Tobacco Campus in Durham: Following a report of gunfire on Tuesday morning, police have taped off a piece of the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham and are looking for two suspects. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., two suspects opened fire on two victims who were crossing in front of a store, according to Durham police.
The rounds were fired, but no casualties were indicated. After smashing a stolen car in front of a hotel in the 300 block of Blackwell Street, the two suspects escaped on foot. Police from Durham discovered numerous shot casings at the location while conducting their investigation.
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The hotel where a CBS 17 crew reportedly saw what appeared to be a broken window also suffered just little property damage, according to reports. On a business trip to downtown Durham, Marc Morissaint had no idea that the vicinity of his hotel would turn into a crime scene.
It’s incredibly disturbing and this barely seems like the place where it would occur, he remarked. “It implies that there is no concern about repercussions and that events like this can occur anywhere. That raises the fear to a whole other level.
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Even though nobody was wounded, Morissaint claims it is horrifying to consider what might have happened, particularly early in the morning in a busy area. You might have been caught in crossfire depending on who you are and how you were moving, he added. The Tobacco Road Sports Cafe’s driveway will stay blocked off while the investigation is ongoing.