5 injured in two Durham shootings
Posted January 18
Durham, N.C. — Five people have been hurt after two separate shooting incidents Wednesday in Durham.
Police officers swarmed Laymans Chapel Road in Durham on Wednesday morning after three men were injured in a shootout.
Durham police said officers responded around 10 a.m. to the 4500 block of Laymans Chapel Road after the shooting and found a 28-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man told police that two men had entered his home and shot him and he returned fire.
The two men were taken to Duke Regional Hospital after the shooting.
Kenneth Atwater, 24, of Pommel Lane and Saquawn Williams, 24, of Potter Street, were both charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony conspiracy.
Atwater was released from Duke Regional Hospital and was being held at the Durham County Jail. Williams was transferred to Duke University Hospital, where he remained Wednesday night.
In a separate incident Wednesday afternoon, two people sustained non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in the parking lot of the Variety Mini Mart and Tobacco Store on East Cornwallis Road.
Authorities said a small group of people were standing in the area when shots were fired. Police do not know what led to the shooting and no arrests had been made.