'Lot of police': Woman shot and killed in Hillside Park next to preschool in Durham

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Friday, October 28, 2022
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Durham Police say one woman is dead after being found in a park overnight.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham Police have identified the woman who died after being found in Hillside Park.

Shortly after 1:40 a.m. officers responded to a report of someone who had been shot on South Roxboro Street near Whitted Preschool. Officers found 34-year-old Julie Lindsey unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I didn't hear about what happened," said Brody Ford. "I would just like to know more information since I hadn't heard anything about it until you just told me."

The shooting didn't stop Brody Ford and his dog Moose who stuck to the routine, which was a jog around the park on his lunch break to get some fresh air.

Alois Sanders lives next to the school and says her friend told her about it.

"She says she looked out her window and saw that it was something going on. Lot of police," said Sanders.

Another neighbor Gerardo Sanchez called it unsettling and vowed to stay only in the areas familiar to him.

"We live in Marigold for one, pretty common honestly," said Sanchez. "I know where to go and where not to go. I try to stay in areas I know. Not going into the deep areas."

Many assume this park is a safe place to be. In Ford's case, if it's not, he says his pit bull Moose will protect him.

"It helps to have big boy right here, but during the day I'm completely fine," said Ford.

No further information has been released in this case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Investigator A. Ramos at (919)943-0972 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.