DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – One person has died and another injured following a Friday morning shooting that took place at an apartment complex in south Durham, police said.
Durham police said the shooting was reported at approximately 11:43 a.m. in the 1400 block of E. Cornwallis Road at a complex known as Cadence at RTP.
Durham police said Monday afternoon that 21-year-old Raheem Sharaf Clark Jr., of Durham, died at the scene. A second victim is still being treated for life-threatening injuries at the hospital, police said the day of the shooting.
Authorities are still investigating what led up to the shooting. Police said they have identified a suspect vehicle, but have not shared a description.
Residents told CBS 17 they heard multiple gunshots. Multiple residents said they heard more than 20 shots fired.
Gordon Thomas lives at the apartment complex and he said he is concerned for his safety because this is the second deadly shooting at the complex this year.“It’s terrifying,” Thomas said. “This is getting out of hand.”
In late February, another morning shooting at the same complex killed two 25-year-olds and injured two more. The complex is located just over two miles from the campus of NC Central University. A lot of NC Central University students live at this apartment complex and they told CBS 17 they are concerned for their safety.
Officials with the Cadence at RTP put out a statement around 1:02 p.m. to residents of the complex from General Manager, William Parker.
“The property management team is cooperating with the Durham Police Department and have increased security presence to be 24/7 as well as security protocol for all vehicles and visitors,” the statement said.
This is the eighth shooting in Durham in the last 10 days and the sixth shooting that has been deadly. On Wednesday, Durham Police Chief Patrice Andrews announced during a press conference she would be creating a second unit focused on violent crime to help address the problem with gun violence in the city.“
Over the next 90 days, Durham Police officers will work with crime analysis and intelligence units to focus on areas that have been affected by gun violence,” Andrews said.
People who live in the area are hoping for a solution.
“Just imagine how many people would be alive, how many sons and daughters would be alive, if they would just stop this crazy killing going on,” Thomas said.
So far this year in Durham there have been 205 shooting incidents, 72 people have been shot and 17 people have died, according to the latest police data.
This is a developing story.