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Two killed in Durham shooting

Posted January 8, 2012
Updated January 9, 2012

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— Two Durham residents died Sunday night after a person fired gunshots into a house on Dawkins Street, Durham police said. 

Officers responded to a shooting call just after 9 p.m. at 1212 Dawkins St. When they arrived, they found Timothy Deangelo McGhee, 24, dead inside the house. 

Paul Anthony Noel Jr., 22, of 700 Morreene Road, was transported to Duke University Hospital with gunshot wounds. He died a short time later, police said. 

Investigators said a person fired shots into the house, but weren't sure how many people were involved. At least three people were inside the house at the time of the shooting. No one else was injured.

No charges have been filed at this time. 

This marks the second and third fatal shooting in Durham this year. Last year, the third fatality wasn't until March.

"We have too many guns, too many drugs and too many thugs willing to use them to advance their own sordid activities," said Durham City Councilman Eugene Brown.

Rodney Twitty and his mother, Tamithal Picket, said they heard the gunshots down the street.

"Well, I ducked," Rodney said. "I was so scared to go to the bus stop."

Picket said she walked her son to the bus, "just to make sure" he was safe.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Investigator Soucie at 919-560-4440, extension 29337, 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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  • westernwake1 Jan 10, 2012

    "This marks the second and third fatal shooting in Durham this year. Last year, the third fatality wasn't until March".

    Sadly this year Durham is off to a painful head-start.

  • Jack Flash Jan 10, 2012

    "As I ~looked for~ this story on WRAL at around noon it had only been about 15 hours since the shooting. Top of the page? Hardly...the last item under the "local news briefs." ...Apparently it does not fit the WRAL agenda to give too much attention to such matters. I guess no one will see this comment either..."
    I see it, Ignatious Reilly, but You're preaching to the choir w/ me. It's a shame. We stab the air and talk indignantly about the state of things for 2 minutes, then never do anything or care beyond that. And the media does the same. Just a couple comments below yours, jadedone asks, "why is this news?"

    Until people stop saying it's not their problem and start caring about a solution, things aren't likely to change.

  • Wendellcatlover Jan 10, 2012

    In the words of the immortal Gomer Pyle: "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!" So sad for the families and those innocent folks that are forced to live in these high crime areas.

  • dld4447 Jan 9, 2012

    Living fast and dying young! God bless both families.

  • storchheim Jan 9, 2012

    rdc, it has EVERYTHING to do with raising kids! The police aren't there to prevent crime, they're there to clean up and investigate afterwards! Are they supposed to mentor each and every one of these criminals, whose chances are nil unless they're removed from the environment? Now solving the murders, yes, you're right that they should clear their desks.

    Babedan, why should the residents lift a finger to clean up their areas? They already have everything else provided for them. The idea of stepping up unfortunately seems to be foreign to them.

  • iknowmyschnitzel Jan 9, 2012

    this is drug dealers killing drug dealers and happens everywhere....why is this news?

  • annforeveryoung Jan 9, 2012

    Only two weeks in and three murders.. Go "Bullet City" As long as there is corruption within the walls of Durham's City Government and the citizens continue to reelect the same culprits there will never be change. Police Chiefs come and go but the mayors and council members seem to last forever. Citizens of Durham need to stand up and demand change. It is not just east Durham. It's all over durham.

  • Ignatius Reilly Jan 9, 2012

    As I ~looked for~ this story on WRAL at around noon it had only been about 15 hours since the shooting. Top of the page? Hardly...the last item under the "local news briefs." But then as I compose this comment, I look back to verify and it has rolled off the bottom and is now completely absent from the WRAL News homepage. Apparently it does not fit the WRAL agenda to give too much attention to such matters. I guess no one will see this comment either, as it will be buried as deeply as the story.

  • vgurry1 Jan 9, 2012

    Well said ElvisPresleyJr.

  • BullsEye Jan 9, 2012

    Youre right, but the problem is they are are not doing anything to fix the problem, so now what? Ignore the issue and continue to allowed crime to happen to innocent good people like Eve Carson? At some point there needs to be stricter regulations on marriage and having kids or the government needs to create better initiatives to save these kids. Somethings gotta give.
    iceblue
    January 9, 2012 10:47 a.m.
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    Stricter regulations on marriage? What?

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