Durham police investigating Friday morning shooting; at least 8 shot since Monday

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – For at least the eighth time since Monday, Durham police on Friday are investigating shootings that either hurt or killed someone.

Police said on social media around 1:35 a.m. Friday that officers were conducting a shooting investigation in the area of Horton Road and Duke Street.

Officials told CBS 17 that a portion of Duke Street between Horton and Fairfield roads was shut down as part of the investigation. Multiple evidence markers could be seen in the road and the road was closed for some time as the investigation unfolded.

According to authorities, the shooting was reported at 12:18 a.m. and it involved shots fired from one vehicle into another.

The victim in the shooting was a passenger in a vehicle on N. Duke Street at Horton Road, police said. According to officials, a second vehicle approached the victim’s vehicle and a person inside the second vehicle fired shots at the victim’s vehicle.

The victim is a 24-year-old male. He was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Friday morning’s shooting is at least the eighth since Monday that has either hurt or killed a person.

Three murders were reported on Monday and three more shootings that resulted in injuries to the victims happened on Tuesday.

An arrest has been been made in the first murder of the week, which happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Jackson Street and Underwood Avenue and left 21-year-old Joshua Lindsey dead. Malik Joseph, 22, of Durham, was arrested and charged with murder in that case.

Durham police also arrested Ronnell Canion, 25, of Durham, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm within the city limits. The charges are in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday night in the 2400-block of Nebo Street. In that shooting, a 26-year-old man was shot in the back and seriously injured.

Also on Tuesday, a man and a woman were shot in the 900-block of E. Main Street around 9:30 p.m., police said Friday. When officers arrived at the scene they found a woman who had been shot in the leg and a man who had suffered a graze wound to the leg. Police said the pair were outside a business when the shooting happened following “a physical altercation.”

Police have not released any suspect information or announced arrests in the other five shootings.

CBS 17 crews were on Wabash Street Thursday for another shooting investigation. Police said a man was shot around 3:40 p.m. on Wabash Street near Sima Street. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

No arrests have been made and no suspect information is available for any of the six shootings that have not yet been solved, police said.

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