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11-year-old shot in Durham drive-by

Posted March 27, 2015
Updated March 28, 2015

— An 11-year-old boy was shot while walking in the 300 block of North Hyde Park Avenue Friday night after someone fired shots from a moving vehicle, authorities said.

According to investigators, the boy was shot in the thigh while walking with friends at about 9 p.m.

Brittany Brown, who lives on North Hyde Park Avenue, said she arrived home Friday night to a boy bleeding in her front yard.

"I hurried up and pulled up, but when I was going in the house I saw the little boy laying behind the tree," she said. "He was screaming, saying he was shot, so I just went over there and like just kept him calm and stuff."

A neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, described the 11-year-old as a good kid.

"He goes to school, comes home, does his homework, goes to basketball practice," he said. "He's just like my little brother."

The child was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No additional information was immediately available.


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  • Phil Larson Mar 30, 2015
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    "These people"?

  • Patrick Demby Mar 29, 2015
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    Yeah, clearly the guns.

    Check out the FBI statistics for gun violence in this country, they seem to turn only some people into killers. Darn guns.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Mar 28, 2015
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    I would speculate the bigger problem is that whenever some punk is arrested for a gun crime, they get a slap on the wrist instead of a Godsmack. How many punks out there have had more than one gun charge of some kind before they turned 21? Know why....NO PUNISHMENT. The other part of the problem is a growing distrust of cops. They need to conduct themselves way above the rest and if that is not possible, maybe they need to be a fireman instead.

  • Walter Smirth Mar 28, 2015
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    Can anyone doubt we have far too many guns in this country?

  • Sean Coates Mar 28, 2015
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    ][]Why was he in the streets that time of night?

  • Peter Panda Mar 28, 2015
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    The police have absolutely no control over Durham...none.

  • Alexia Proper Mar 27, 2015
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    And once again, these people demonstrate that they have no respect for human life. They completely lack good morals. Shameful.