One man is in serious but stable condition after a shooting outside the Durham County Courthouse Wednesday morning, according to the Durham Police Department.

The DPD wasn’t yet releasing the name of the victim, or the identities of two people taken into custody near Geer and Hardee streets following a police chase.

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at about 9:30 a.m. that the shooting had occurred and advising people to stay away from the area. The Sheriff’s Office is located inside the courthouse building.

According to Durham Police Department spokesman Wil Glenn, the man was shot near the intersection of Mangum and Dillard streets following a “short altercation,” and collapsed as he ran toward the entrance to the courthouse parking deck. 

“It was not random,” Glenn told reporters. Glenn said he didn’t know whether the victim was scheduled to testify in court Wednesday morning.

The man was shot multiple times, Glenn said. The street was dotted with at least a dozen colorful evidence markers, but Glenn said he couldn’t say whether they all marked shell casings. 

By 10:30 a.m., police still had a swath of Dillard Street in front of the courthouse roped off with police tape, and an ambulance had arrived, and courthouse business was taking place as normal. 

This is a developing story.

Update: Durham police have charged Equaan Straiter and Jordan Armand Terrell with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony conspiracy in connection with the shooting.

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