It happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Glenn Road, just north of Interstate 85 near Falls Lake.
LIVE @ NOON- 2 best friends shot, one left for dead,the other survives by playing dead. Relatives say arrest imminent pic.twitter.com/uJ791gG9hp— Tamara Gibbs ABC11 (@TGibbsABC11) August 25, 2015
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found 18-year-old Dymond Patrice Fowler of Sundial Circle in Durham dead from multiple gunshot wounds, and the second victim, who family identified as Alexis Patterson, with gunshot wounds to her face and wrist.
Patterson played dead, according to authorities, but was later able to run to a house on Glenn Road for help and was taken to the hospital.
Details surrounding the shooting has not been released, but Fowler's mother told ABC11 that her daughter and her best friend were taken from a hotel, held against their will.
LIVE @ NOON- Mother of murder victim says she and her best friend were taken from a hotel, held against their will. pic.twitter.com/vjN9HjS3f8— Tamara Gibbs ABC11 (@TGibbsABC11) August 25, 2015
She said the pair were at a hotel in Durham, and were taken by force, held against their will and taken to Glenn Road.
Fowler's family also said the friends attended Northern High School together, and Fowler had just recently graduated.
They said they were told an arrest was in the works late last night and that they believed someone would be taken into custody very soon.
The Sheriff's Office Investigations Division says it is working on suspects and leads at this time.
If anyone has information in reference to the incident, they are asked to call the Durham Sheriff's Office Communications Center at (919) 560-0900 or call Durham Crime stoppers at (919) 683-1200.
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