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Eight injured in Durham drive-by shooting; no arrests made

Posted August 21, 2015
Updated August 22, 2015

— A Durham neighborhood erupted into chaos Friday night after eight people were injured in a drive-by shooting that happened during a late-night cookout.

According to Durham police, the shooting happened at about 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Hinson Drive.

One person remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday afternoon. The other seven people, including a second person who was taken to a local hospital, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, police said. Their names have not been released.

Deanna Wilson, who lives on Hinson Drive, said she heard between 15 and 20 gunshots that sounded like "a roll of firecrackers."

"You didn't hear anything but gunshots, and then you heard a bunch of yelling and commotion," she said. "The whole neighborhood erupted into chaos. Everybody came out of their house. You only see stuff like that on TV."

No arrests have been made, but a Durham Police Department spokesman confirmed that officers had canvassed the neighborhood earlier Friday because of increased tensions that resulted from a separate shooting earlier this week.

“They were out canvassing, just knocking on doors,” Wilson said.

Authorities said Saturday that they are looking for a white vehicle that may have been involved in Friday’s incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham 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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  • Mary Smith Aug 23, 2015
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    Bob, according to your faulty logic: out of my immediate family and cousins at least one will be shot, out of my graduating class two will kill themselves with a gun, and out of my church three will be shot with someone else's gun. You can manipulate statistics in a hundred different ways. I'm sure with a little research I could prove that every time my cat sneezes an accident occurs in Russia.

  • Del Griffith Aug 23, 2015
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    Spoken like a true, liberal anti-gun activist who has been copying and pasting the same inaccurate and statistically inconclusive message all over the internet for quite some time. What "Bob Jones" attempts to do is lie by omission. That means he leaves out facts about legal gun owners that would counter his argument.

    One of the easiest things to do is sit in front of a computer, run a google search on your favorite topic, and "extrapolate" your own argument and conclusions from statistics. You can do it concerning just about any topic!

    Just another far-left, anti-gun, disarm the populace liberal who fails to get it through his head that 99% of legal gun owners have never harmed themselves or another human being with a firearm. That's because we respect the law and human life, while an overwhelming percentage of harm to humans by firearm is committed by illegal guns.

  • Ray Lee Smythe Aug 22, 2015
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    Make up your mind Bob. Is it the firearm or the person holding the firearm that's killing all those people?

  • Belle Boyd Aug 22, 2015
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    View quoted thread

    You don't understand sarcasm do you?

  • Sheena Price Aug 22, 2015
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  • Todd Whalen Aug 22, 2015
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    That's a scary area to live in. There was a murder a few streets over about a year ago. Folks must have bars on their windows. It sounds like a part of town the police have lost control over. Thank the lord I don't live there

  • Gerald Elliott Aug 22, 2015
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  • Reggie Berryman Aug 22, 2015
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    If you flood the streets with alcohol you will have more drunks, when you flood the streets with guns you have more violence!