Suspects sought in drive-by shooting that injured 1--year-old boy

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Durham police are still looking for the suspects involved in a drive-by shooting that left a 1 1/2-year-old boy injured inside a house Tuesday afternoon.

The boy is recovering after being shot in the leg while at the house that doubled as Tatum's Christian Child Care on the corner of Great Bend Drive and Lime Street.

Bullet holes could still be seen in the home Wednesday as neighbors described the frightening moments when bullets were flying from a dark Honda sedan around 3 p.m. the day before.

"He had a hoodie over his head and something over his face," one neighbor said about the suspected gunman. "The guy emptied the gun, he got back into the car and they pulled off, and went on up Lime Street."

For them not to have any type of common courtesy or respect for human life, that's just tragedy," the neighbor, who did not want to be identified. "You just pull up to someone's house and open fire, then just pull off like it's just nothing."

Officers were told that numerous shots were fired by the occupants of the dark-colored sedan.

"Six shots! Yeah, but I don't come outside," neighbor Walter Contreras said. "I believe it's a long way, but it's close to my house."

When the shooting ended, one little boy was rushed to Duke Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

So far, no charges have been filed at this time. No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Hines at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29119 or 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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