DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – One man was killed and five other people were injured in two separate shootings Wednesday night in Durham, police said.
The first shooting occurred around 9:25 p.m. at the McDougald Terrace affordable housing community. Officers responded to the area of Wabash Street and Ridgeway Avenue to find four people who had been shot.
According to police, two men and two women were shot. Three of the four who were shot were taken to the hospital. One of the men who was shot, identified as 30-year-old Larry Wynne Jackson Jr., suffered life-threatening injuries and died a short time later, police said on Thursday. One woman was treated at the scene for a graze wound to her foot.
Police originally said that three people had been shot on Wabash Street, but later corrected that information to say that four were shot there.
At least two dozen evidence markers and multiple officers were still at the Wabash Street scene Thursday morning more than 10 hours after the shooting occurred.
The other shooting happened minutes later along the 1000-block of Linwood Avenue. Police said officers arrived at the scene to find a man shot multiple times inside a parked vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Not long after the shooting, a woman was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound, Durham police said. The woman told officers she had been shot while she was in the vehicle with the other victim on Linwood Avenue.
“We in the Durham Police Department refuse to accept this as normal and we remain committed to work tirelessly to investigate these violent acts and arrest those involved. We continue to devote our resources in an effort to protect our community from senseless and reckless shootings,” said Interim Police Chief Shari Montgomery.
“I am asking the community to help us stop these senseless shootings. We are urging you to provide us with any information you have related to individuals involved in any violent crimes, especially gun crimes. The information provided by the community is critical and can help prevent and solve these incidents,” she added.
The two scenes are about a half-mile apart. Police said they weren’t yet sure if the two shootings are connected.
Anyone with information on the homicide on Wabash Street is asked to call Investigator Turner at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29532. Anyone with information on the shooting on Linwood Avenue is asked to call Investigator Wilking at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29537. People with information on either case can also call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.