Victim identified in deadly shooting at Durham's W.D. Recreation Center

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Friday, September 29, 2023
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Durham police said Thursday that a 21-year-old man died after a shooting at the W.D. Hill Recreation Center.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting at a recreation center Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday, police said the victim was 21-year-old Taqon Jayshon Blake, of Durham.

Police were called to the W.D Hill Recreation Center for a shooting in the 1300 block of Fayetteville Street near Massey Avenue just before 3:45 p.m. Officers said Blake was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

According to the City of Durham website, "the recreation center was named after William Daniel Hill (1890-1945) an executive of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. and the prime mover in that firm's projects to serve Durham's African American youth."

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information on this shooting is asked to please call Investigator J. Flamion at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29123 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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