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One Killed, 2 Injured in 2 Durham Shootings

Posted December 31, 2006
Updated January 1, 2007

Durham police are investigating both a murder at a nightclub early Sunday morning and a separate drive-by shooting that wounded two men Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said a fight broke out in front of Club Marvell on West Main Street about 2:30 a.m. During the argument, someone shot Sharrod McNair, 20, in the chest.

McNair later died at Duke Hospital. Investigators said they believe McNair knew his killer.

About 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, several people were sitting on a porch in the 1900 block of Hart Street when a white Oldsmobile drove past the house, said Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. The occupants of the vehicle fired several shots, Michael said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in both legs, and a 31-year-old man was shot in the left elbow. Both men were taken to Duke Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not thought to be life-threatening.

No charges have been filed in either shooting. Anyone with information in relation to the incidents is asked to call Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • fvb19562 Jan 2, 2007

    I guess this is a sign for even a bigger year than last year! Somebody needs to do something besides talking about a lot of nothing! It's all a matter of where these shooitngs are that determines if the problem will be addressed. Its amazing all the attention the Duke lacrosse case gets, oh I forgot who it involved! Even the media is trying real hard to save those freaks, they should not have been hiring strippers in the first place! For them it was just clean wholesome fun. You can best believe something took place.

  • rayh Jan 1, 2007

    always down-town, near the mayor's office and the police station

  • narck9 Jan 1, 2007

    Lets hope Mike Nifong does'nt screw up this investigation!

  • builder276 Jan 1, 2007

    not in Durham, seemed like a quite, easy going town. Just kidding, just another day in the war zone.

  • i am batman Jan 1, 2007

    durham? a drive by shooting? i can't believe it!

  • anthonywhitaker Dec 31, 2006