Durham mall shooting stemmed from attempted robbery, police say

DURHAM, N.C. — A shooting at a Durham mall that left three people, including a 10-year-old girl, injured on Black Friday began when two men attempted to rob another man, police said Friday.

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Previously, authorities said the shooting at The Streets at Southpoint happened between two groups of people who knew one another. In an update released Friday, police said the incident did not appear to be gang-related or random.

The shooting happened around 3:25 p.m. on the second floor of the mall. Police said two men, one of whom was armed, approached a man selling jewelry outside a store and attempted to rob him. The armed would-be robber and the man selling jewelry both fired shots at each other, officials said.

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One of the suspected robbers, identified as a 26-year-old man, was injured and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police. He remained hospitalized on Friday. Two bystanders, a 10-year-old girl and a 58-year-old man, were also injured in the shooting. They were treated at area hospitals and released later that day.

The man selling jewelry was not injured.

Authorities continue to search for the second man, who fled after the shooting. Charges against the injured assailant were pending Friday, officials said.

Police continue to investigate.

The Durham Police Department is providing an update on the shooting incident that happened on Friday, November 26 at The...

Posted by Durham Police Department on Friday, December 3, 2021