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Mother, son still in serious condition after shooting

Posted January 6, 2014

— A mother and her 9-year-old son remained in serious condition Monday after they were shot while in a vehicle on Saturday.

Durham police responded to a shooting call on Lucas Drive at around 6 p.m. The 31-year-old woman and her son were found sitting in a vehicle on Halyard Court about a half-mile away.

Both were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said.

It was unclear whether the shooting happened at a home or in the street, but a man who identified himself only as a close family friend said the two were shot inside a car at a home on Lucas Drive and that the woman then drove to Halyard Court.

Several residents who live on Lucas Drive said they heard at least six gunshots.

Police, however, would not comment further on the investigation, including a possible motive, and they did not release any suspect information Sunday evening.

The victims' names have not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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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  • disgusted2010 Jan 6, 2014

    WRAL does not care about updates. Its all about breaking news and moving on to the next scandal.

  • jmc3 Jan 6, 2014

    There is nothing new in this "update", just a reason for WRAL to keep a Durham crime story in the headlines longer. What happened to the Raleigh Burger King murder story. Oops, it got taken down and moved to the unseen file. The shootings happened on the same day! That being said, hoping for complete recovery for the victims and an end to the senseless violence plaguing this country.

  • shortcake53 Jan 6, 2014

    Prayers for this mother and child. A curse on whoever shot them.

  • scubagirl2 Jan 6, 2014

    " WRAL is slipping in journalistic integerity. tarheelbabe"

    SAY it ain't so......nothing new in that NOR is there anything new in the story.....

  • tarheelbabe Jan 6, 2014

    And where is the update. Nothing new is being reported. WRAL is slipping in journalistic integerity

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 6, 2014

    Who would shoot a child? Disgusting and worthy of punishment by death.

  • exador7 Jan 6, 2014

    And they want me to give mine up... Yeah,, Right... When they make some progress enlightening the low life they won't have these problems. But they are never going to even give it a thought. OUR GOVERNMENT, FAIL ##########

  • scubagirl2 Jan 6, 2014

    very odd story......