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Durham police seeking clues in woman's shooting death

Posted February 26, 2014
Updated February 27, 2014

A woman was found dead Wednesday night near the intersection of Holloway Street and Guthrie Avenue, Durham police said.
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— A woman was shot and killed Wednesday night near the intersection of Holloway Street and North Guthrie Avenue, Durham police said. 

Officers responding to a shots fired call at about 9:15 p.m. found Kourtney Krista Dawson, 25, of Durham, face down on the sidewalk. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Investigators are seeking the public's help to learn more about the incident. 

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. 

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solve felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • 03arabian2 Feb 27, 2014

    More killings in Durham and a daily headline with some days being multiple headlines. Your not even safe in the shadow of a church anymore. How can anybody say its safe in Durham anymore?

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 27, 2014
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    Condolences to her family ....guess we'll get more later.

  • eyeoneastsky Feb 27, 2014

    I wonder what the circumstances were. Had she been in church and was leaving? Was she at a bus stop? Was she just loitering on the street when she was shot?

  • 678devilish Feb 27, 2014

    A Tragedy! When will the shooting and killing come to a stop?