Durham teen dies a day after suffering gunshot wound to head
Posted December 16, 2014
Durham, N.C. — A 16-year-old boy has died a day after police say he was shot in the head on a local street.
Investigators said Delonta Hart was found Monday afternoon at the corner of Dearborn Drive and Martin Street near Two Brothers Convenience Store.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he died Tuesday.
Police have not commented on a motive for the crime, but family members said Monday that Hart he was injured in a drive-by shooting.
Investigators are following leads in the case, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Monday, but ask that anyone with information that could help to contact the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29322, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.
Hart was a student at Northern High School in Durham, where family members said was well liked.
Friends took to Twitter with the hashtag #riplonta to express their sorrow Tuesday.
"He didn't even get to live his life," one person wrote.