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Police: Durham teen shoots relative

Posted November 2, 2012

— Police said Friday that they have charged a 15-year-old with shooting a 13-year-old relative in a Durham house Thursday evening.

The shooting occurred in the 1900 block of Faucette Avenue shortly after 6 p.m., police said.

The 13-year-old girl was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of critical injuries, police said.

The 15-year-old boy was charged through a juvenile petition with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and he was being held in a Wake County juvenile facility.

Police haven't said how the two are related. The shooting remains under investigation.


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  • Scubagirl Nov 2, 2012

    geez, kids killing kids.......

    I could ask all the usual questions.....what's he doing w/ a loaded gun etc....but I won't .....It's just sad that this is becoming more and more a way of life for so many

  • gingerlynn Nov 2, 2012

    Raysonn as a Durham City resident since 1972, I hate to tell you the City elections take place in ODD years. The next one will be in 2013. I have voted in every single one and they are largely IGNORED even though your vote in a local election has much more impact. These local races are often decided by a few dozen votes. A few years back I think one of the city council races or perhaps the school board was decided by 7 votes.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 2, 2012

    When young men are raised in the right way, they will not grow up having a loaded gun in their hands thinking they are bad. Many are winding up in the grave because of their criminal activity. That is sad, because many are dieing very young. They think they know it all and will not listen to no one. Pray for our young men that they will listen to their parents and anyone that tries to help them to succeed in life.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 2, 2012

    Most likely some adult is allowing these children to have these loaded guns. But of course no one is talking and telling. Pray that there will be a slip of the tongue and then the cops will know.

  • Bill of Rights Nov 2, 2012

    raysson: how is this the City Council's fault? I'm not a big fan of Durham city government, but I'm fairly certain that none of them were in a position to stop this boy. If the firearm was owned by the parents, then criminal charges against them are entirely appropriate. If the firearm was provided to this teenager by someone else, then they need to be similarly charged. Statutes that cover this are state and federal law; not sure what this has to do with the city?

  • raysson Nov 2, 2012

    From the previous comment:
    "This 15-year old child should even have NOT a loaded gun in his possession in the first place." In perspective, this makes the fifth killing in the Bull City that is committed by young people.....and its getting worse......last week two shooting that were committed by young people occurred near a middle school and just around the block from the campus of North Carolina Central University and its still under investigation. In that case,a 13-year old was senselessly killed over what???

  • raysson Nov 2, 2012

    Another sadistic turn of events in the Bull City where the brain dead people who are on the City Council have YET AGAIN turns there backs on its own people and the community....Another young victim gunned down over some BS...

    When Tuesday comes around you'll see what happens when they asked for your vote and you'll figure it out......especially the people on the Durham City Council like Howard Clement...what have they done?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 2, 2012

    charged a 15-year-old with shooting

    This 15 year old child should not even had a loaded gun in his possession in the first place. Yes he most certainly should have been charged and I hope its a harsh consequence. This is how unnecessary things happen. I am praying that the 13 year will pull through on her critical injuries. Hey, why in the world did they not charge the parents too. This was an underage child with a loaded gun? Who did the gun belong to? This 15 year old should have had a math book etc. in his hand instead of a loaded gun. I just bet he has a low point grade yet have the nerve to have a gun in his hands.

  • romneycare Nov 2, 2012

    but we don't know where he got the gun from... so it might not be the parents :) thats why i said 'if' it belongs to them.

  • shennadoahpratt Nov 2, 2012

    Hope she makes it..... It a shame that this young man just through away his life