The independent news organization of Duke University

Shooting occurs at BP on Erwin Road, according to DukeALERT

A person is suspected of shooting someone Friday afternoon just off Duke’s West Campus. 

The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the BP gas station at 2432 Erwin Road, according to a DukeALERT. The alert stated that the suspected shooter took off in a black Jeep heading west on Erwin Road. 

As of Saturday at 11:45 a.m., no charges have been filed, according to Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael. 

Due to traffic, people were advised Friday to avoid the general area of the shooting—a stone’s throw from the Research Drive Parking Garage and the Duke Eye Center. 

An altercation “escalated” into the shooting that sent the victim to Duke Hospital, where he is now in the emergency department, according to James Bjurstrom, assistant chief of Duke University Police Department. The victim—who is not affiliated with Duke—has suffered "serious injuries," Michael wrote, adding Saturday at 11:45 a.m. that the victim was still hospitalized. 

The victim was in a vehicle in the gas station's parking lot shots came from another car with at least two people in it, Michael wrote. The victim's vehicle "rolled" onto Erwin Road and hit two other vehicles, she added. No one in the vehicles that got hit were injured, Michael wrote. 

Durham Police are investigating the incident. 

Anyone with information on the incident is advised to call Duke University Police Department at 919-684-2444 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. 

Check back for updates on this developing story.  


Ben Leonard

Managing Editor 2018-19, 2019-2020 Features & Investigations Editor 


A member of the class of 2020 hailing from San Mateo, Calif., Ben is The Chronicle's Towerview Editor and Investigations Editor. Outside of the Chronicle, he is a public policy major working towards a journalism certificate, has interned at the Tampa Bay Times and NBC News and frequents Pitchforks. 

Discussion

Share and discuss “Shooting occurs at BP on Erwin Road, according to DukeALERT” on social media.