Neighbors on edge as DPD hunts suspect in 3 shootings

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A suspect is sought in two shootings on Thursday afternoon in Durham.

Durham Police are still looking for the person who shot three people Thursday off Maple Street and Harvard Avenue in East Durham.

Investigators say the two shootings are connected, and they believe the victims know the suspect.

Meanwhile, neighbors say shootings happen too often.

"Just ain't safe nowhere to tell you the truth," Margaret Cody said.

Cody thought she was getting away from crime when she moved to Maple Street back in May. But it followed her just as she was moving into her new home.

"They had a shootout - up that way too," Cody pointed out.

Fast forward to Friday - police were back in her neighborhood where they found a man and woman shot.

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Durham Police continue to look for a suspect in two Thursday afternoon shootings.

One of the shooting victims called 911.

Caller: "Please hurry up my leg is killing me."

The female caller told 911 the other victim was also shot in the leg.

She described how the shooter got away.

Operator: How did he leave?

Caller: In a black Mercury (inaudible)

Operator: Which direction was he going in that black Mercury?

Caller: Toward Holton

Cody said she saw the woman and man being taken to the hospital.

They are expected to recover.

Fifteen minutes later and a mile away, investigators responded to another shooting off Harvard Street, where they found a man who had been shot.

His family said he is still recovering in the hospital.

Police said they believe the shootings were targeted, and the victims know the shooter, but what's not clear is the motive.

On Friday, officers followed up leads on the suspect. Thursday night, a tip led them to an apartment off Taylor Street but after hours of searching, there was no sign of the shooter, though investigators did find drugs at the vacant home.

Investigators are asking the community for help to track down the shooter.

That's also what Cody is hoping for -- and peace.

"I don't like to see nobody hurt," she said.

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