Neighbors stunned by 3rd child shooting in Durham

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A 14-year-old was shot in east Durham Tuesday night.

The Durham Police Department is investigating the third shooting of a child in the city in a month.

The latest happened Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Kilarney Drive near Ross Road.

Officers said a boy suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and was being treated at Duke.

The mother of the boy told ABC11 that her son lost a lot of blood and the top part of his right lung.

Police have not released his identity, but a brother identified him as Christopher "C.J." Hembry.

Neighbors told ABC11 that a red car pulled up in the parking lot before a single shot was fired. They said a lot of kids were present, and that the boy was shot in the right side of the chest.

On May 14, 10-year-old Daisy Medina was shot and injured on Garrett Road when a bullet came through the ceiling of the room where she lay sleeping.

June 4, 7-year-old Kamari Mumerlyn was shot and killed on Guess Road as he rode in an SUV after a pool party.

Neighbors of the latest shooting victim say the violence has them worried.

"Lately that's all you've been hearing about is kids being shot. So that's why I try to keep mine close to me at all times," said Patrice Patterson. "Because it's like a lot of people dying and it's mostly kids."

Anyone with information on the Kilarney Drive shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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