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Durham Police Investigate Double Shooting

Posted December 1, 2003

— Durham police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Sunday night in the 1100 block of Gurley Street.

Police said the incident occurred around 8:15 p.m.

One victim, 22-year-old Bennie McDonald, suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his face and was treated at a local hospital.

The second victim, 29-year-old Jonathan Hamlet, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was in critical condition at a local hospital late Sunday.

Investigators said the double shooting appears to be the result of a confrontation between two rival gangs.

No charges had been filed by late Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.


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