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Student shot with pellet gun near East Campus

An undergraduate student was shot with a pellet gun and robbed while walking home late Saturday night on Watts Street, about one block from East Campus.

The student was injured in the abdomen and was hospitalized. The student is expected to recover fully, Aaron Graves, associate vice president for campus safety, said in Sunday's statement.

The student was walking with a woman, who was not injured, when they were approached from behind by a man. Two shots were fired after a conflict between the parties, members of DPD said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 40s with bulging eyes, a stocky build and 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to the news release.

Those with information regarding the crime should call the Duke University Police Department at 684-2444 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

More information will be provided on The Chronicle's News Blog as it becomes available.

Post updated 5:15 p.m. August 10, 2009, to reflect new information.


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