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21-year-old dies after shooting at Red Roof Inn

Posted February 26

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— A man has died from the injuries he sustained in a shooting at a hotel in Durham on Sunday.

Around 1:30 a.m., officers with the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a shooting at the Red Roof Inn located at 5623 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.

One man, 21-year-old Edward Young III, was transported to Duke University Hospital, where he died following the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

The shooting comes one day after another incident at a Durham hotel, when one woman was injured after a shooting at the Double Tree on Meridian Parkway,, police said.


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  • Liz FitzGibbon Feb 27, 2017
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    Flower children of the 60s aren't raising today's kids. Most parents today were born in the late 70s & early 80s.

  • Dan Ratka Feb 26, 2017
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    Thanks Tom, I am doing what I can to change things. (Helping to raise my neighbors kids by watching out for them.) It's not being nosey. When My neighbors five year old was playing with my dog with a stick (a large stick) and started swinging the stick at the dog the dog got scared, I told him to stop and explained why the dog didn't like to have someone chasing her around with a stick. We have talked together about it and he asked me why she was scared. My answer was would you like to have someone swinging a stick at you? His answer was No.
    I set him up to make him think about the consequences of his actions. I din't yell at him. We talked and he understood. He is a good boy. I look forward to making him into a good citizen. I will try my best to help my neighbors to grow their kids. PS, I'm the old man on the block. We can still do this if we work together. Remember, Love thy neighbor.

  • Thomas Williams Feb 26, 2017
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    Dan Ratka is correct, the offspring of the greatest generation are a bunch of spoiled, "whats in it for me" brats (not all but some).

  • Dan Ratka Feb 26, 2017
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    Sad to say, It has become a habit of mine to see who has been shot over the weekend. I am bewildered by what is happening with our younger generation. The flower children of the sixties have not done a good job! The greatest generation, My parents of WW2 saved the world from decimation and their grand-kids are clueless and destroying what their elders gave their lives to preserve for them. What is wrong with this? It is sad, So sad.