DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — One woman is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Durham on Monday morning, according to police.
Police said shortly after 7:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Worth Street. After arriving, they found two women who were shot.
EMS responded and both victims were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said a short time later, Angela Marina Risi, 30, of Durham, died from her injuries.
Risi was a second-year master of fine arts student at Duke University, according to an article from the university’s online publication “The Chronicle“.
Frank Tramble, Duke University’s Vice President of communications, marketing and public affairs expressed condolences to Risi’s family in a public statement. It reads:
“Angela Risi was a second-year graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance program at Duke. We are in contact with her family and have shared our condolences at a time of immeasurable hurt. The Duke community joins in their shock and sadness at this tragic loss. Counselors are providing support to members of the close-knit dance program and to anyone at Duke struggling with this terrible news.”
City council member DeDreana Freeman lives across the street from where the shooting happened and said it is jarring to see violence so close to home.
“This is hard. This is not something you can be ready for,” said Freeman. “It’s becoming a norm that’s just unbearable.”
The fatal shooting in East Durham happened less than a half-mile away from police headquarters.
Daniela Rangel lives right around the corner from the incident. For her, seeing something like this is, unfortunately, nothing new.
“I think it’s incredibly sad how desensitized I’ve personally become to things like this,” Rangel said.
Investigators went in and out of a house right across from the Golden Belt Campus, an office building near downtown’s core.
Durham police’s mobile command truck came to the scene and investigators could be seen taking photos of evidence.
“I would love to see our City Council folks and our mayor and people just really respond to this,” Rangel said. “I see police cars everywhere and I don’t see a decrease in these type of incidents. So I would love to see different methods applied to solve the problem.”
Based on the preliminary investigation, police said this appears to be an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing and no other information was available.
Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Investigator J. Harris at 919-560-4440 ext. 29120 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.