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Durham teen shot in head

Posted June 21, 2009
Updated June 24, 2009

— A bullet struck a 16-year-old girl in the head during a shooting in an apartment complex off Wake Forest Highway Saturday night, police said.

Investigators said the girl was standing outside at 8 Atka Court around 11:30 p.m. when someone fired a gun from inside the complex and a bullet struck her. She was being treated for serious injuries at Duke Hospital Sunday.

Police said they were searching for a dark-colored SUV in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information should call Investigator T. Christensen at 919-560-4281, ext. 29120, 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.


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  • Clint-o Jun 23, 2009

    What's going to stop? Senseless violence? So if I were to focus my blame on white folks or other MINORITY groups in NC, random innocent people are not going to get shot anymore? I thought my prior statement was a tad ignorant but keep watching the news. You'll see who was responsible

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 22, 2009

    this will stop when everyone stops placing blame on other groups and focus on their own...

  • Clint-o Jun 22, 2009

    Did they say they were looking for a dark looking man or a dark looking SUV? Oops, answered my own question

  • shortcake53 Jun 22, 2009

    praying she will be ok

  • arljsl Jun 22, 2009

    what is a 16 year-old doing out at 11:30pm???? Where were her parents.