Durham police investigate 2 deadly shootings in last 6 days

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police are searching for the gunmen in two separate deadly shootings in the past six days in the city.

Flowers and balloons mark the spot a man died Saturday night in Durham.

“Just in a state of shock right now,” said neighbor Douglas Mclean.

Mclean said he heard the police and ambulances respond to the scene around 8 p.m.

“It sounded very, very close by like they were coming to this neighborhood,” he said.

Police said someone shot and killed the man as he walked along Commonwealth Street.

“I knew the victim and he was a nice, a nice person to have around, friendly,” said Mclean.

It’s not the first crime scene the neighborhood’s seen.

Someone shot two people down the street at CR Wood Park in December.

“Just stop the violence. This has affected so many of us, so many of us,” said Erica Dawson.

Just hours before Saturday’s shooting, Dawson and her loved ones held a vigil. It honored the one-year anniversary of Dawson’s nephew being shot and killed.

“I don’t even know if people know when they do stuff like this how it affects family, like this is forever. We are going to be forever affected by this,” said Dawson.

On Monday night, someone gunned down a North Carolina Central University student. His murder is under investigation.

It makes neighbors hurt for all these victims’ families.

“I’m sorry for their loss. I sure am,” said Mclean.

Durham police haven’t released motives or suspect information for either of these recent shootings.

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