Boy, 9, dies from wounds suffered in Durham shooting
Posted January 10
Durham, N.C. — A 9-year-old boy wounded in a Saturday shooting on Lucas Drive in Durham has died, police said Friday.
Authorities said Jaeden Sharpe and his mother, 31-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, were traveling on the road at about 6 p.m. Saturday when shots were fired into their vehicle. Several residents who live on Lucas Drive said that they heard at least six gunshots.
Holloway drove to a nearby street to get help, and she and Jaeden were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Authorities have not released information about Holloway's condition.
Sharpe was a student at W.G. Pearson Magnet Elementary School, according to a spokesman with Durham Public Schools. Counselors were at the school Friday to help students and staff who need to talk.
“The staff and students at W.G. Pearson Elementary School are very saddened by the loss of Jaeden Sharpe. He was a popular and well-liked third-grader throughout our school community," Principal LaManda Pryor said in a statement. "Our school counselors and administrators, as well as staff from our school district, have been on hand all day helping our staff and students who have wanted to talk to someone, and they will be available next week. Jaeden’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
No arrests have been made in the shooting, and authorities did not release any information about a possible motive for the crime.
Anyone with information should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves..