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Man killed in downtown Durham shooting

Posted November 19, 2015

One man was killed late Wednesday in a shooting near downtown Durham, police said.

— One man was killed late Wednesday in a shooting near downtown Durham, police said.

Officers were called to the intersection of Liberty Street and Peachtree Place at about 11 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information about the shooting has been released.

Anyone with information about the case should call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 19, 2015
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    Isn't downtown right before you hit uptown? I may be confused. Maybe uptown is that area about 3 blocks before downtown. Why don't we just call it "town". This way, there is no confusion.

  • Val N Davis Boyle Nov 19, 2015
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    Posted at 5:19, Updated at 5:45. Nothing since. Are there any updates to be made??

    Surely there is some sort of investigation going on.

  • Kimmy Baldwin Nov 19, 2015
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    WRAL never reports on gang violence in Raleigh. Last week someone sprayed a convenience store in a drive by. Not a peep.
    Honestly, Durham has a gang problem. They also have a manpower and money problem. They don't have the resources to react to the problem so they're basically letting them burn themselves out.
    I've been here for a few years now, and personally, love it here. A thriving downtown, excellent neighborhood culture, and wonderful people who care deeply about their city. Sure there are impoverished areas and gang violence, but that's every city I've ever lived in. Drive toward Bloodworth in Raleigh and you'll see the same thing. Sadly, nothing will happen until they get the funding and resources needed to provide alternatives to gang life.

  • El Conquistador Nov 19, 2015
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    "Does that mean I deserved to die?" Who said that? identifying dangerous areas hopefully people will be knowledgeable about their surroundings and just might save a life. Would you rather we lie and put folks in harms way?

    ie. "Teh American Tobacco Trail is safe" -Mayor Bill Bell

  • Mark Colyer Nov 19, 2015
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    I think it was near Uptown

  • Keith Phillips Nov 19, 2015
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    WRAL your headline is MISLEADING: "Man Killed in DOWNTOWN Durham Shooting"

    The tragic location of this horrible incident occurred EAST of Alston on Liberty St. This is NOT DOWNTOWN.

    I do not understand WHY Raleigh media seemingly misreports and/or discredits Durham news on a regular basis?

    Signed, a Durham resident who lives near DOWNTOWN.

  • Anne Havisham Nov 19, 2015
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    The milk of human kindness seems to have curdled in some people....

    I've lived in places that could be described as the "worst part of town" because I could not afford to live anywhere else. Does that mean I deserved to die?

    I live in Durham, a city I love and am concerned about. That means I deserve to die?

    I'm not sure why this man's death has received such callousness. His name (as of this writing) has not even been released, but some people here are writing it off as business as usual.

    Does he have to be a visitor to Durham to garner any sympathy? Does he have to be a retired veteran who was mistreated by VA programs? A middle-class man whose car broke down? A man who was in the neighborhood because he volunteered to repair someone else's house? A man whose business employed people in the neighborhood? A man who was delivering food to a hungry family?

    I am a white woman, and I must ask the commenters: Does this man have to be white for his death to matter?

  • cdurham Nov 19, 2015

    Another tragic shooting. Poor headline on WRAL'S part unless of course you want to deter people from going downtown. "near downtown" not downtown. Downtown is one of the safer parts of Durham.

  • Ann Rallie Nov 19, 2015
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    Man bites dog!

  • Roger Chance Nov 19, 2015
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    FOUR times now, in 10 days, I've TOLD you to save this headline. Actually, "man shot in Durham" has become trite and redundant.