8 shot, 1 in serious condition after Durham drive-by

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Police responded to reports of multiple people shot in the 2700 block of Hinson Drive on Friday night.

Police said eight people were shot in an apparent drive-by shooting during a cookout.

Durham investigators returned to Hinson Drive Saturday to continue interviewing neighbors. The department is working to make an arrest.

EMS and first responders arrived in droves Friday night. Some victims were being treated on the ground, while others were rushed to the hospital.

Police say a small grey or white car rolled up to the house and someone unloaded a gun.

One neighbor said the cookout was actually a child's birthday party.

Another neighbor, who didn't want to share her name, was putting her children to bed when the shots were fired in rapid succession.

"I was scared," said the eyewitness. "I'm afraid now. This has been a nice place for me, but you see, it just feels sad now."

Seven of the victims are expected to be okay. One is at the hospital now in critical condition.

One person was in trauma care and had to have surgery, according to authorities.

No word yet on the victim's identities or a possible suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

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