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27-year-old Durham man killed in shooting near park

Posted July 12
Updated July 13

— One person was killed and another was injured following a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Durham.

Authorities said 27-year-old Denzel Holloway, of Durham, was found dead in a wooded area at about 5:40 p.m. following the shooting near Rockwood Park, in the 2300 block of Whitley Drive.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

Neighbors reported hearing half a dozen gunshots, and resident Jesse Bikman said the crime scene looked out of place in a normally quiet neighborhood.

"I have never seen so many cars parked here before," he said. "This is unusual."

One killed, one injured in shooting near Durham park

Police said the shooting wasn't random, but they haven't disclosed what might have led to it. No suspects are in custody.

Holloway's death is the 14th homicide in Durham this year, compared with 22 through early July a year ago, police said.

"It seems like a sad circumstance of gun violence in our community, and seeing that right next to my house, it's kind of sad," Bikman said.

Neighbors said investigators are interested in any photos or video captured in the area at the time of the shooting.

Anybody with information is asked to call Durham Police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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