Victims in Durham UNC Family Medicine Center shooting had ‘prior dating relationship’

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — 4:15 p.m. UPDATE

Durham police have identified the two people shot and killed outside of the UNC Family Medicine Center on Monday morning.

Police say the female has been identified as Victoria Amanda St. Hillaire, 28, and the male has been identified as 33-year-old Lequintin Ford.

Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears Ford shot St. Hillaire and then shot himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Ford and St. Hillaire had a prior dating relationship, according to investigators.

St. Hillaire was an employee of UNC Family Medicine at 3708 Mayfair Street.

Durham police are investigating the third fatal shooting in less than 24 hours, officials confirmed Monday morning.

Officers responded to the 3700-block of Mayfair Street around 8 a.m. in reference to a shooting, police said.

Witnesses and others on scene told CBS 17 that the shooting occurred at the UNC Family Medicine Center on Mayfair Street. Police later confirmed that information.

The parking lot at UNC, as well as the parking lot of a Chinese buffet next door, is closed off with police tape.

Construction workers at the scene said they heard nine shots and that it sounded like the shooting occurred outside the building.

Those inside the health facility were evacuated.

Durham police are investigating a Monday morning shooting on Mayfair Street (CBS 17)

Police said a man and woman were found dead in the parking lot when officers arrived on scene at the medical facility.

This shooting is the third in Durham since 1:15 p.m. Sunday. In that shooting, one person was killed in front of McDougald Terrace building 37 near the intersection of Wabash Street and Ridgeway Avenue.

A second shooting occurred around 8 p.m. in the area of Enterprise and South streets. In that shooting, one person was found shot inside a vehicle and another person was dropped off at a nearby hospital after getting shot, police said. The person found in the vehicle died overnight at the hospital.

Police said they’re not searching for any suspects in the Mayfair Street shooting.

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