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Durham police investigate attempted murder-suicide after man killed, woman shot in head

Posted May 8
Updated May 14

— Durham police on Monday are investigating an attempted murder-suicide after a man died and a woman was shot in the head earlier in the morning.

Around 1 a.m., officers with the Durham Police Department responded to report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Golden Crest Drive. At the scene, officers found 32-year-old Torrey Price, who was dead.

The woman, 35-year-old Kartrina Wright, was shot in the head and was taken to a local hospital.

Police said the shooting appeared to be a domestic situation.

"It's very tragic. It's very emotional, a little scary, knowing something like this is right next door to us. We're just a little emotional about it right now," said neighbor Alisa Lewis.

A man who identified himself as Wright's brother said she and Price were in a relationship and had a child together but were not married. There were two children in the house at the time of the shooting, along with Wright's mother.

"At some point, I saw someone leaving out the house. It was a woman, very distraught, crying. And then I saw the children being let out the house and that's when I said something terrible has happened here," one neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said.

Neighbors said they are praying for all three generations of the Wright family.

"I just feel for those little girls and the mom of those little girls and the grandma that had to witness everything that occurred and I just pray for them and hope everything is okay, hope she pulls through," Lewis said.

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