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19-year-old man dies, woman injured after Durham shooting

Posted September 9
Updated September 10

— Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being shot on Saturday in Durham.

Police said Christopher Hughes and a woman, both 19 years old, were shot in the 600 block of W. Markham Avenue shortly before noon.

Hughes died as a result of his injuries. The woman's injuries were potentially life-threatening, police said.

The woman's identity was not released.

Authorities are searching for a potential suspect.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • AlMis New Sep 10, 8:20 p.m.
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    I was born and raised in Durham and I love my city. There has been a lot of growth and great things happening in durham..people feel safe being downtown at night and I have seen people out walking in neighborhoods I never would have imagined. Are there bad areas, absolutely but can you name too many places that does not have them. I've learned that no matter who is in charge, we will complain because no one can please everyone. Liberals. ..conservatives...why can't we just all be moderates and focus on the good. ..for the people, for the city, for the state, for America. Both sides can actually bring value but we can't see past party lines. We can't see past skin color, religion, class. ..what are you doing too make it a better place? ? May you be blessed.

  • Deborah Turner Sep 10, 1:46 p.m.
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    Welcome to Durham, N.C. Take those old statues down, but no harm in killing each other.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 10, 8:11 a.m.
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    The liberal leadership of Durham will not take action to protect the citizens of Durham. All these liberal police chiefs will not protect us. However they love to pat each other on the back. God help Durham.

  • Jeffrey Derry Sep 9, 5:15 p.m.
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    Liberal progressive Democrat control of this city will destroy it u do not have to look any further than Baltimore, Oakland, Detroit or Chicago.

  • Nick Edwards Sep 9, 4:33 p.m.
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    Aaah, Durham, North Carolina's little version of Chicago.