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Police: 15-year-old shot in Durham

Posted October 23, 2016

— A 15-year-old is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries Sunday morning after he was shot overnight in Durham.

Officers with the Durham Police Department responded to 1303 Leon Street after a family member called 911 around 1:30 a.m.

Officials say the shooting occurred in a different location prior to the call.

The teenager was transported to Duke Medical Center. Officials have not released any additional information on suspect(s) or where the incident occurred.


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  • Norman Lewis Oct 28, 2016
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    A 15 yo does not belong out at 1:30 AM. This is likely to be a gang related shooting as most are in Durham. Though Durham is not the most dangerous city nationwide, that title probably goes to Chicago (home of some of the most restrictive gun "control" laws) in the country. Chicago is a fine example of one thing and that is the total failure of laws to stop crime, especially gun crime. Most politicians have failed to realize that surprisingly enough, criminals don't obey laws and more laws that will be ignored by the people causing problems will be about as effective as the current batch of ignored laws.

  • Dean Morron Oct 24, 2016
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    Roger, I'll agree with you to a point, if Durham only had one shooting a month that would still be too many. Before you give Durham such a bad name though, you may want to read this : https://www.roadsnacks.net/most-dangerous-cities-in-north-carolina/

  • Jason Matthews Oct 23, 2016
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    Why is a 15 year old child out at 1:30 in the morning?