Man killed in early morning shooting in Durham identified

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Man killed in early morning shooting in Durham
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One man was killed in a shooting that took place in Durham this morning.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man killed in a shooting that took place in Durham Monday morning has been identified.

At 7:04 a.m., officers responded to a report of a gunshot wound on NC 54 Highway.

When officers arrived they found 55-year-old Johnny Lloyd Banks Jr. of Raleigh had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it appears to be an isolated incident.

Commuters who drove past noticed the blue lights and police activity.

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One man told me it's not something people expect to see here, especially during morning drive time.

"Someone getting shot, violent crime? Not that often. At least I haven't noticed that that often. But this is a high-traffic area here, a shopping center. It's early in the morning, but it's also people coming back from late night activities. Gambling, clubs, drinking, kinda all go hand in hand," said Howard Wilkerson.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Investigator B. Paulhus at 919-560-4440 ext. 29136 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.