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Durham Police Investigate Double Shooting

Posted April 24, 2008

— Durham police were investigating a double shooting Thursday morning.

Officers responded to 1531 N. Hyde Park Drive at about 3:30 a.m. and found two men who had been shot. One man had gunshot wounds to his legs, while the other had a gunshot wound to his stomach, police said.

Their names were not released. No other details were available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator A. M. Cristaldi at 560-4450, ext. 255, or Crime Stoppers at 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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  • oldschooltarheel Apr 24, 2008

    After looking at the crime maps links I posted, now ask - why is everyone in DC freaking out about the 21% upsurge in larceny, robbery there but Durham does not have a "significant" crime problem?

  • drh3102 Apr 24, 2008

    Good thing that Durham does not have a gang problem!

  • oldschooltarheel Apr 24, 2008

    Props to gramps DaougWare.net! Unfortunately the drunk who hit me was weaving around at 10pm - when I was driving home from work. Our home in downtown Durham has been broken into twice - once at 13:30 Sat pm & another time mid afternoon on a weekday. Unfortunately Durham is maggotty with all kinds of criminals - from the lil petty ones learning the game all the way up to the stone cold killers. Check out these 2 crime maps for the same period of time - the 1rst is Durham & the 2nd is Washington, DC. You be the judge.
    This is ridiculous!

  • oldschooltarheel Apr 24, 2008

    Sure Mayor Bell, Durham doesn't have a significant crime problem & our PD headed by the esteemed Mr. Lopez is doing a great job! What a disaster - & folks have re-elected Bell how many times? Get to the point where you have to say Durham citizens get what we deserve based on what we vote for. Sanctuary city, my left foot! I keep lobbying for the feds to withhold federal moneies from "sanctuary cities" like Durham. I suppose it won't matter b/c Durham will be bankrupt after those nice boys from Duke get done with 'em. What a pathetic grimy little quagmire Durham has become.

  • DougWare.NET Apr 24, 2008

    I'm ashamed that Durham has degraded to the point it has. I live in a decent (not perfect, but not bad by any definition) apartment complex near RTP.

    I hate going to north Durham. If I drive through it at 2am (which is seldom), you can see tons of people (groups of 10 or more) just hanging out on the corners. When you come back through two hours later, they are still there. Don't these people have jobs?

    My grandfather always said, "It's pretty hard to find trouble if your at home in bed where you supposed to be." He was right. However with the crime rate going up, trouble may find you at home in bed.

    I've spoken with my apartment complex manager about starting a neighborhood watch. He said they had tried in the past and never had much interest, but that it may be time to visit the issue again. I've been considering going my own route and starting it on my own. Either way, something has to change.

  • Meandmytwo Apr 24, 2008

    Well, a good thing the "OUTAGE" did not happen this time. Durham will stay 1# in crime if something is not done soon!!!

  • anneonymousone Apr 24, 2008

    Iamforjustice, yes, there is "corruption in the police departments, churches, schools, etc.," but that has always been the case, and families have never been exempt from that. For many people, anywhere is safer than the place they call home.

    Human beings (and by extension, all human organizations) are imperfect. If it seems worse than usual, it is because it has only recently become acceptable to identify some kinds of abuse and neglect, and we have media that transmit that information more quickly and widely than before.

    There are still good, decent people in some "police departments, churches, schools," and some families, but not all.

  • iamforjustice Apr 24, 2008

    Curfews is not the answer to the ever growing crime rate in this country. Neighborhood watch is the key to good communities. A lot of times it is outsiders that cause trouble in our neighborhoods. We need to start policing our own neigborhoods. Parents need to make sure that their kids are in the house by 5 so they can get their homework done and eat dinner by 6. Families need to become families again. There is so much corruption in the police departments, churches, schools, etc that kids dont really have anywhere to turn to to trust. We need a safe haven for these kids and we need to stop relying on third parties. Take back control of your families.

  • casp3r Apr 24, 2008

    All this will soon be over. Durham is fixing their crime and gang problem, they are working very hard to take care of this. It will soon be the great city it once was.

  • Mr. Keeping It Real Apr 24, 2008

    It appears to me that certain parts of Durham need curfews. If you're caught out afterwards, lock them up!