3 children among 10 shot in separate shootings in Durham, police say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Children as young as 4 were among 10 people shot in a separate incidents Tuesday night in Durham, police said.

According to police, the first shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 200-block of Benjamine Street.

Officers found an adult and two children, ages 4 and 8, suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. The adult and one of the children suffered what police said were critical injuries.

Durham police said five other adults were shot at that location but were able to take themselves to the hospital.

Police Chief C.J. Davis said the victims were attending a party in front of the residence when the shots were fired.

Police said they have no suspect information in the case.

The second shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 3000-block of Weaver Street, police said.

Davis said two groups were shooting at each other when a bullet entered a home and struck 12-year-old in the head.

The 12-year-old’s injuries are considered life-threatening, police said.

The adult was able to take themselves to the hospital after suffering non-life threatening injuries.

Police said they have no suspect information in the Weaver Street shooting at this time.

The police chief said it is unknown if the two incidents are connected.

No charges have been filed at this time. 

This story will be updated.

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