By dusk on North Duke Street, Wednesday, Durham firefighters were sanitizing the blood off of the sidewalks closest to Englewood Avenue where neighbors found a woman on the ground, bloody, seriously hurt, and screaming in pain.
Matt Hall heard the commotion from his backyard.
"I heard some wailing so I came to the front porch," Hall said. "I went to see what was happening and I realized she was bleeding so I got towels and ice and tried to call 911."
The victim was rushed to Duke Hospital while back at the scene, police scoured the block marking potential evidence with lime-green cones.