Durham boy, 11, describes night he, 2 friends were shot

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Raymon Bent, 11, is recovering after he and two other boys were shot during the weekend.

Raymon Bent is like many other 11-year-olds. He likes to laugh, play, and spend time with his friends. Saturday night he was doing just that with two other boys when the gunfire began in the 600 block of Reservoir Street in Durham.

When the shooting stopped, Bent was wounded - along with the other two boys, another 11-year-old and a 16-year-old.

In an exclusive interview with ABC11, Bent recalled those terrifying moments.

"(It happened) at the yellow house over there," he said as he pointed at the home in question.

Bent's parents are in Jamaica taking care of a "family-related" issue. Raymon's older sister, Brittany, traveled from Maryland to be with her younger brother after the shooting. "At first I was worried, that's my little brother," she told ABC11 off camera. "But now that I see him doing fine, I'm good."


Bent has a bandage covering the side of his right leg there. School resumes for the boy on Monday and he said he will be there.

"He's got to," Brittany said.

When asked to recall Saturday night's events, Raymon replied, "They have drive-by and me, Namir (sic), and DJ were sitting on the porch. They have drive-by. And they shot us."

The other 11-year-old boy, DJ, was still in the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

After meeting with ABC11, Bent was headed to the hospital to visit DJ. He said he would ask his friend, "Are you OK?" during their visit.

ABC11 spoke exclusively spoke with Raymon's parents, Eathel and Sherray Bent, by phone in Jamaica.

"I'm not feeling good. I'm not even. Because my son get shot. The cause of it, I don't know because I'm not there," Eathel said.

ABC11 asked the Durham Police Department for further information related to this case. Police said they did not have any other details to release.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200 or the Durham Police Department at (919) 560-4322.

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