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Teen Shot in Durham; Police Seek Assailants

Posted November 21, 2007

— A 16-year-old male was shot several times in the torso in Durham just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The teen, whose name was not released, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he was in serious condition early Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting happened at Red Maple Park on Hinson Drive. The assailants fled in a red GMC Jimmy SUV, police said.

The teen was near a picnic shelter at Red Maple Park on Hinson Drive at about 10:50 a.m. when he was shot several times, police said.

A motive for the shooting has not been established, and investigators do not have descriptions of the assailants. There were at least two.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J.R. Salmon at 560-4582, ext. 226 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • Nancy Nov 21, 2007

    Reports elsewhere stated the victim is 16, I take it there was no school today in Durham?

  • GETOUT Nov 21, 2007


  • Coach K is GREAT Nov 21, 2007

    Tragedy... sorry...

  • Coach K is GREAT Nov 21, 2007

    cuteboyd, what does being a black man have to do with a tradegy like this????????????

  • 3779LRRP Nov 21, 2007

    Another thing...Durham is NOT an unsafe place to live. There are unfavorable neighborhoods like any other city. The majority of shootings happen there. I choose not to live in one of those neighborhoods. I very seldom see a police car on my street. There is no need to waste fuel going down a street with a low possibility of crime of anykind. Don't get me wrong....crime can happen anywhere and it does. It is just not widespread throughout Durham.

  • mramorak Nov 21, 2007


  • GETOUT Nov 21, 2007

    Todd23,,, I totally agree with you, there are certain parts of the city I would not want to be in either, but you know as well as I do that Durham is not as bad as 99% of the people on here say that it is. If you combine that with the fact that most posters don't know anything more about Durham than what they see on here. Crime is crime, no matter where it's committed, but people often times try to compare Raleigh and Durham. It's no comparison, Raleigh is twice if not three times as big as Durham, so you can't even compare statistics.

    And just for kicks! doinbizzness, next time you what to spell out call out Durham, get a dictionary, it's spelled aggravated!!! LOL!

  • 3779LRRP Nov 21, 2007

    Kids gang banging each other to get respect from their peers. A totally lost section of humanity. I hate it...but if one follows down the gang road of no return..the chance of getting out alive or not being incarcerated ain't looking real good.

  • craziecrafter Nov 21, 2007

    You are so right Kingfish, it seems that Durham makes the news everyday one way or the other. I blame the City Manager, the Mayor and especially the Police Chief. You could not pay me enough to live in Durham or even Fayetteville.

  • PeaceOut2017 Nov 21, 2007

    They actually used the word "teen". Brady Campaign considers anyone under 25 a "child". Good work WRAL!