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Durham Drive-by Shooting Wounds 3 Teens

Posted October 6, 1998

— Three teens walking through a north Durham neighborhood were badly wounded by gunfire Saturday. The shooting occurred at Dearborn Drive near Cannada Avenue about 1 p.m.

Police said Demoris S. Wall, 18, was shot several times, including in his neck. Aya Turrentine, 17, was shot in the abdomen and Gerard Pierce, 19, was grazed in the lower back.

Police are looking for Jason L. Tipkin, 19, who is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious bodily injury with intent to kill. Tipkin's last known address was 2600 Dearborn Drive. Police said Tipkin is believed to have been a passenger in a white Dodge Spirit from which the bullets came.

The car sped away. Police are also investigating whether a red van was also involved in the shooting. Such a van was found abandoned at Duke Park.

Seventeen bullet casings were found at the scene.


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