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Ten wounded in Durham drive-by shooting

Posted September 5, 2010

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— Ten people were wounded when the occupants of a vehicle opened fire at a house on Delano Street early Sunday, Durham police said.

Witnesses told police that a vehicle stopped in front the house in the 1100 block of Delano Street, off Fidelity Drive, around 4 a.m., and then its occupants opened fire, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

"I heard this barrage of bullets. I thought it was fire crackers, but then it got real intense," homeowner Margaret Austin said.

"It was just loud gunshots, between 10 and 12 gunshots," resident George Broady said. "Then I just started hearing people running down the street just screaming."

Two of the injured had serious wounds, Michael said. An update on the condition of the other victims wasn't available. Their names have not been released.

Crime scene investigators recovered a handgun about a block away from the house. Investigators spent the day combing the scene for evidence and placed markers on the street where they found drops of blood.

Michael said that investigators have not determined a motive or developed information about suspects. The investigation was ongoing.

Residents said that the people who live in the house where the shooting happened hold a lot of parties. Police were called out to the house Saturday afternoon, residents said. But Michael said she had no record of police being at the home prior to the drive-by shooting.

Austin said the shooting has her scared to look out her window into the neighborhood where she's lived and felt safe for 30 years.

"I'm scared because it's usually quiet over here," she said. "It's just real, real quiet."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • Adelinthe Sep 6, 2010

    Can't figure out why drive bys occur since they almost always injure or kill innocents.

    Like caveman mentality.

    Praying for the injured, and praying they catch the perps before they hurt someone else or degenerate into something even worse than they now are.

    God bless.

    RB

  • ncwiseguy Sep 6, 2010

    durham, nc........

    the worst city between washington, dc and atlanta, ga.

  • youmakebecblush Sep 6, 2010

    Deathrow -- Agreed.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 6, 2010

    You can talk about the shooters all you want and as bad as you want. The 'shootees' aren't always involved in crime. Sometimes, the shootees have done something in the past to help stop crime, and the shootings would be in retaliation. But considering how MANY shootees were involved, and a neighbor talking about MANY parties, sounds like the shootees aren't much more innocent.

  • rcrdngcountry Sep 6, 2010

    it looks like durham has gone back to the wild west days

  • heaf200 Sep 6, 2010

    The sign should not say "City of Medicine", but DUCK, you are now entering a war zone - Durham is getting worse everyday, I hate Durham, and I lived there my entire life up until 4 years ago.

  • nbforrest Sep 6, 2010

    Hope and Change folks I bet.

  • awheywego Sep 6, 2010

    Y*nkee1 - that is an insult to Kabul.

  • yankee1 Sep 6, 2010

    Every weekend Durham turns in to Kabul! Build a luxury hotel in downtown Durham incentivized with taxpayer money? That's a real good idea. There certainly are no other priorities for the politicians to address are there? Motive? Take a wild guess! Perpetrators? Take another wild guess! Be careful not to profile though. Make sure you investigate any three year olds or great grandmas who may have been involved. Don't want to upset the folks out there now do we?