Three shootings in Durham leave 2 dead, 3 injured

Friday, September 1, 2023
Three daylight shootings in Durham leave 2 dead, 3 injured
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Durham Police are still trying to determine whether any of these shootings were related.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- On a day of gun-related violence, Durham police responded to three separate shootings that resulted in five people shot -- and two of those dead.

Two of those happened just minutes apart and blocks away on Thursday. A third shooting took place about half an hour earlier.

Police are still trying to determine whether any of these incidents are related.

Officers responded at approximately 4:52 p.m., to a shooting call at Holloway Street and Brye Street.

When they arrived, they found a man on the sidewalk with gunshot injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police roped off part of the road with crime-scene tape as the investigation unfolded. The Durham Police Gang Unit was at that scene.

A few minutes later, officers responded to the Wellons Village shopping center at North Miami Boulevard where three people had been shot.

A worker at the Maxway told ABC11 that they saw one person who appeared to be shot and was on the ground in front of the store. The worker said officers told them to lock the doors.

One victim was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries.

Another man and a juvenile were hospitalized with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Police had crime-scene tape up and several officers were seen gathered outside the store.

A woman at the shopping center told ABC11 that she was inside the CitiTrends store when she heard the gunshots and then saw someone taking off with a gun.

Durham Police said that Holloway Street from Raynor Street to Briggs Avenue was closed because of the shooting investigation.

Crystal Hines, who owns Exclusive hair salon at Briggs and Holloway, said she saw 20 police cars and 5 ambulances go down the street in five minutes.

She just moved into the location in February and is already frustrated by the crime.

"Nothing works out here, this is a very, very violent neighborhood, and it's hard to run a business here," Hines said. "It's very hard to run a business here with so much violence. When they hear Holloway Street they're never going to come."

Hines said she frequently hears gunshots.

"There's always something going on in this neighborhood, and it was in the Village," Hines added.

The first shooting happened just before 4:25 p.m. in the 800 block of Fargo Street.

Police said a man had been shot. He was taken to a hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. A juvenile was taken into custody.

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Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Investigator D. Cramer at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29284.

Anyone with information about the shooting at the intersection of Holloway Street and Brye Street is asked to call Investigator T. Stuart at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29340.

Anyone with information about the shooting in the 1000 block of North Miami Boulevard, is asked to call Investigator M. Strickland at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29536.

You can also 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.