Police investigate two separate Durham homicides

November 3, 2008 7:48:01 AM PST
Durham Police are investigating two separate homicides that were reported at the same time Sunday night.

The homicides do not appear to be related, according to preliminary investigations.

Officers were dispatched to a "shots fired" call in the area of Quincy and Gary streets at 9:24 p.m. As officers searched the area, they found a man on the ground near a porch at 2319 Quincy Street.

He had been shot and was transported to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His name is not being released at this time because relatives have not been notified.

At the same time, an officer was responding to a hit-and-run call when a male flagged him down at the intersection of Dowd and Elizabeth streets to report a shooting.

The officer found a man on a curb. The man was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His name is not being released at this time because relatives have not been notified.

Investigators have no leads in either case at this time.

Anyone with information on the Quincy Street homicide is asked to call Investigator Pate at 560-4440, ext. 244 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. Anyone with information on the Dowd Street homicide is asked to call Investigator Gill at 560-4440, ext. 247 or CrimeStoppers.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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