Oxford police seeking assistance to solve shooting

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

A man involved in a shooting Saturday night on High Street was reportedly in stable condition Monday, according to Oxford Police Chief Jerry Wolford.

The victim sustained three gunshot injuries to “the lower extremities” and medical responders transported him to Duke University Medical Center. The incident happened about 9 p.m. and an investigation is continuing.

Wolford, for reasons of safety and protection of the investigation, did not name the victim or the kind of handgun used.

“The last we heard, he was stable,” Wolford said of the victim.

According to police, as the man walked along the roadway of the 100 block of High Street, a dark-colored Honda Accord drove up and stopped near him and two men got out.

Wolford said words were exchanged, then one of the men pointed a silver handgun at the victim and shot three times.

Wolford said his investigators learned from witness input the assailants were two black males, average height, one wearing a black hoodie and the other wearing a white T-shirt.

“Just one was shooting,” Wolford said. “One was armed with a silver looking handgun. From what we can determine, there were three shots fired.”

Police recovered three shell casings at the scene.

Wolford said information on the incident could be helpful. Tips can be made by calling Lt. Lynne Curl at the Oxford Police Department at (919) 603-1203 or (919) 693-3161, or Granville County Crime Stoppers at (919) 693-3100.


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