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Durham brothers wanted for attempted murder

Posted September 18, 2011

— Two brothers are wanted on charges of attempted murder after two men were shot inside a Durham apartment Friday evening, police said Sunday.

Investigators said that Kalid Gillard, 20, and Seaga Edward Gillard, 22, shot a 34-year-old and a 25-year-old man inside an apartment in the 1300 block of Juniper Street around 5 p.m.

The victims, whose names weren't released, were shot multiple times, police said. They were taken to Duke University Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Investigators haven't disclosed a motive in the shootings, but said they do not appear to be random.

Kalid and Seaga Gillard, both of West Piedmont Avenue, remained at large Sunday.

Kalid Gillard is serving two years' probation for a May 2010 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to state Department of Correction records.

Anyone with information on the Gillard brothers' whereabouts should call police Cpl. K.L. Johnson at 919-560-4281, extension 29118 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • wa4dou Sep 19, 2011

    Two more aimless lives thrown away.

  • anne53ozzy Sep 19, 2011

    Do we have any doubt as to motive...This is why I left Durham 15 yrs ago for Oxford.....You look down the barrel of agun when walking home at sunset and you rethink your committment to this once wonderful town. I lived off of Broad and will never return

  • Mark Hayes Sep 19, 2011

    Attempted murder or murder is just about the same crime only difference is luck on the behalf of the intended victim,when will we ever get it,these people need to be put away and not in some high end detention sytem,three meals a day and a cot,nothing else,there are families of four out here who survive on what they say it cost to incarcerate one prisoner per year thats alot of bunk.

  • kawasaki333 Sep 19, 2011

    May 2010 conviction....that was just the other day, wasn't it judge?

  • carolinablueline Sep 19, 2011

    Two years probation for a CONVICTION from shooting somebody! Surprise, surprise he did it again.

    Where is the outrage? What does it take to get somebody locked up?

  • hunter38 Sep 19, 2011

    To gmuny: Those petty stops you speak of normally lead to arrests of suspects such as these.....many arrests of murder suspects have been made during "petty" stops. Traffic stops are used for information gathering as well....nothing petty about anything

  • lovethesouth1 Sep 19, 2011

    Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and he's FREE? What is WRONG with these people? If they tried to kill someone, they should be in prison for life! There should be NO DIFFERENCE, because whether or not the person dies, they still had the same intent to KILL someone!

  • gmuny33 Sep 19, 2011

    Shooting in one city, and Robbery and Stabbing in the other, what is going on in the Triangle? These crimes need to stop and these cities need to take more time for that, other than the petty stops they concentrate on while patroling.

  • BubbaDuke Sep 19, 2011

    I've rewritten my opinion several times before posting. It's gone from these two not deserving the air they breathe to 'judge not, lest you be judged'. The latter scares me enough to leave it alone and let God handle them.

  • hunter38 Sep 19, 2011

    Hope they have the 300 eye witnesses, the live video from the scene, the weapon, the suspects written confession in the victim's blood, notes from the suspects mom's saying that they did it....because thats what it takes to a conviction in Durham