DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Police tape surrounds a portion of the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham as a search for two suspects is underway following a shots fired call Tuesday morning.
Two suspects shot at two victims walking in front of a business shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to Durham police. No injuries were reported as a result of the shots fired.
The two suspects fled on foot after crashing a stolen vehicle in front of a hotel in the 300 block of Blackwell Street.
Multiple shell casings were found at the scene under the investigation of Durham police.
Minimal property damage was also reported at the hotel where a CBS 17 crew has seen what appears to be a shattered window.
Marc Morissaint, in downtown Durham on a business trip, never expected the area just outside of his hotel to become a crime scene.
“This hardly seems like the area that would happen in, and it’s really frightening,” he said. “It says there’s no fear of consequences, and things like this can just happen anywhere. That just kind of creates a whole new level of fear.”
While no one was hurt, Morissaint says it’s terrifying to think what could’ve happened –especially in the middle of the morning in a popular place.
“Depending on who you are and how you might’ve been walking, you might have been caught in crossfire,” he said.
As the investigation continues, the driveway in front of Tobacco Road Sports Cafe will remain closed.