2 dead, 2 wounded in NC tire store shooting

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 6:30 PM
2 dead, 2 wounded in NC tire store shooting

Authorities say they are searching for a gunman who walked into a North Carolina tire store and shot four people, killing two and leaving two others wounded.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Friday afternoon at JT Tire in Durham.

Deputies initially thought owner John Turner had also been shot, but said later he suffered minor injuries while trying to find cover from the gunfire.

Investigators say the gunman was described by witnesses as a 6-foot-tall black man wearing a bright colored T-shirt and with a tattoo on the left side of his face. He was seen leaving the area driving a silver sedan.

Deputies say the two wounded have been taken to local hospitals. Information about their conditions and identities was not immediately available.