Pregnant woman forced to deliver baby after getting shot in Durham; man also shot

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Two people, including a pregnant woman, were injured early Tuesday in Durham in a shooting in which a witness said she heard seven gunshots.

Officers responded to an apartment complex at 1126 Hoover Road around 12:20 a.m. in reference to a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers found that two people had been shot inside an apartment.

One of those two was a 22-year-old pregnant woman. The other person shot was a 26-year-old man, police said.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The woman was forced to deliver her baby via C-section, authorities said. The baby is said to be doing well, but police say the mother's injuries may be life-threatening.

"I heard the gunshots they were fast and rapid in succession. It kind of lasted maybe 3-4 seconds and then it was over," said Tara Parrish.

Parrish said she heard about seven gunshots and called 911. Many neighbors who live where the shooting happened are on edge.

"It's just disheartening," Parrish said. "You don't want to answer your door, you don't want to come outside. You don't want to let your kids play today."

Police said they have no suspect information at this time and they're investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator G.T. Novotny at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29121 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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