2 injured after witnesses report as many as 10 shots fired near youth baseball game in Durham

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A man and a woman were injured in a shooting that happened near a youth baseball game being played in Durham Thursday night, police said.

Officers responded to the area of Liberty Street and North Hyde Park Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Both victims were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Witnesses at the scene, which was the parking lot of where a youth baseball game was taking place, told CBS 17’s Crystal Price that they heard 10 shots fired. They said many ran or took cover when the gunfire began.

One man who came to help out during the game described what he heard and saw.

“Everyone was just watching the game and you hear a whole lot of gunshots and you don’t know if it’s a drive-by or somebody just shooting. Everybody just ran off the stands. Most people got down in the dugout and on the bleachers,” said Derrick McLaughlin who was nearby at the time of the shooting.

Liberty Street was closed at North Hyde Park Avenue while police investigated the shooting.

Investigators spent the night searching for evidence. It is unclear if the man and woman know one another, how this happened or why.

This story will be updated.

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