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  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 11, 12:14 p.m.

    "I also trust the Durham Police dept. to find the killer."

    Me too, And trust that the Durham County revolving door justice system will promptly set them free to do it again.

  • CraftyMo Jan 11, 11:40 a.m.

    I grew up in Raleigh and now live in Durham. There is crime everywhere and actually Raleigh crime has been on the news way more than Durham as of late. You can't condemn a whole city for the acts of some criminal's behavior. Stop being so close minded, racist and smug about where you live. It only takes a car for a criminal to end up in a nice neighborhood. Pulling together and watching out for your neighbors is the first step to stopping these type of crimes from being committed. I offer condolences to the family who lost their family member. I also trust the Durham Police dept. to find the killer.

  • dwr1964 Jan 10, 6:28 p.m.

    S T U P ID doesn't even begin to say what you people are.

  • dwr1964 Jan 10, 6:22 p.m.

    Again, let's blame everyone, or everything, other than the I D iot with the gun. Sure, that makes sense. The gun hated this person. A completely inanimate object, decided that this person needed to be shot. You people beat all I have ever seen, or heard.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 10, 5:21 p.m.

    wonder how long before people stop going to events in downtown durham
    southerntalent

    You are aware that this occurred on the Durham / Chapel Hill border area and many miles from the edge of downtown Durham. You would have to go down University drive a good amount of miles to hit the downtown area.

  • southerntalent Jan 10, 4:44 p.m.

    wonder how long before people stop going to events in downtown durham

  • jmrado47 Jan 10, 3:50 p.m.

    Georgia passed a two strikes law during the 1990s which is the strictest law in the nation. The purpose of the law was to prevent career criminals who committed violent felonies from being returned back to the streets and committing new crimes. There were seven crimes which could automatically trigger the penalties. The first felony would mandate a ten year sentence and the second violent felony would trigger a life sentence without parole. I think North Carolina should look into passing a law so these hardened criminals are removed from society.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 10, 3:37 p.m.

    A loaded gun in the wrong hands. This deceased persons had a right to live but it was quickly taken from him. My condolences to his family and friends. I pray they find the killer soon and get him off the streets and behind bars.

  • jarpar72 Jan 10, 3:33 p.m.

    I live just 1 mile from this store (on Hope Valley Road) and often go there. My house has been robbed twice in the past 3 years, as recently as December. I used to love Durham and was looking forward to starting a family here, but now I am having second thoughts. It's a shame, there are some really nice areas, but there are equally some horrible areas too and the separation between the two is as thin as tissue paper.

  • josman27510 Jan 10, 3:19 p.m.

    It's really not a bad part of Durham. I actually heard the gunshots because it's about a block away from my home.

  • jackflash123 Jan 10, 3:12 p.m.

    "...btw, there aren't many "good" parts of Durham left. A few islands of cool places, all surrounded by a sea of despair and crime...."
    Uhhh, it sounds like you haven't been to Durham in a decade. All signs point toward its being very much on the up-and-up, what w/ young, progressive, conscientious people moving there and buying into building community.

  • Lady Marksman Jan 10, 2:58 p.m.

    I have to wonder if the government has a plan to keep criminals on the street because they tend to kill eachother - eventually?

    Some of them do get out of their own neighborhoods and end up committing crimes against decent, law abiding citizens which is unfortunate but if you own a weapon you should be able to protect yourself/your family & your property.

    What other reason could the government have for ignoring the obvious problem with the "lax" punishments/penalties for crimes??

  • dukefan245 Jan 10, 2:46 p.m.

    Such a sad thing to happen. Also sad that this is a rather common thing to hear about on the news. "A shooting in Durham" is just about expected to be announced on the morning news.

    Native NC gal
    January 10, 2013 11:04 a.m.


    I'm not sure what you have been reading lately, but there has been more shootings and violent crime in Raleigh than in Durham the past few months. Stay out of my town if you don't like it. Pretty simple. Also this isn't the nicest part of town, there is a Hispanic/black ghetto 2 blocks away. I'm pretty sure you can figure out what happened next. That pretty much sums it up.

  • nano Jan 10, 2:45 p.m.

    Gingerlyn, nope...it's not in Vista CA, neither the map nor the pictures. It's Durham. I used to live near there. Sad.

  • baldchip Jan 10, 2:35 p.m.

    I'll bet if you took all the guns away from bad guys, the murder rate would go down instantly. If you take guns away from the law abiding citizens, it might not change at all. DUH!!!

    Once liberals figure this out, they will have much better citizens!!

  • btneast Jan 10, 2:16 p.m.

    WRAL can you fix the map? When you enlarge it, it shows University Drive in Vista California!

    I was trying to figure out where this happened because I don't think it is in a horrible part of town.

    Just type the address into google maps yourself. Its the intersection of Chapel Hill Rd and University Drive. Chapel Hill Rd has gone way down over the past few years.....btw, there aren't many "good" parts of Durham left. A few islands of cool places, all surrounded by a sea of despair and crime....

  • eddybal Jan 10, 1:48 p.m.

    It is very sad. When poverty and/or drugs meet guns, violence erupts. It happens in Durham more than in Cary because of significant higher poverty. No need for a high horse here.

  • gingerlynn Jan 10, 12:56 p.m.

    WRAL can you fix the map? When you enlarge it, it shows University Drive in Vista California!

    I was trying to figure out where this happened because I don't think it is in a horrible part of town.

    https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=http://maps.google.com/%3Fq%3D3101%2BUniversity%2BDrive%254035.967684,-78.940228%26t%3Dm%26hl%3Den%26cbll%3D35.967684,-78.940228%26cbp%3D11,,,0,5%26iwloc%3Da%26layer%3Dc%26mid%3D1357840505&service=local

  • Terkel Jan 10, 12:44 p.m.

    "Remember, liberals seek opportunities to further their agenda (using the blood of those kids in Connecticut to further gun control)."

    I wonder at this point if they do more than seek opportunities. Colorado theater, CT school, and 0 has put everything on hold (not that he intended ever to address jobs or spending cuts) as his non-economy ruins lives of millions of his subjects. Wait and see, this will be EO within ten days.

  • They call me CATMAN Jan 10, 12:38 p.m.

    It sounds like who ever shot the man know him this does not sound like some random act.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 10, 11:08 a.m.

    Punks with guns! Take their access to weapons away and this mess will fix its self.
    SFSOLDIER

    Yeah good luck with that...Take away the guns and they will bring knives. Take away knives they will bring bats and so on. If you have the mentality to just blatantly shoot and kill someone, you will find a weapon one way or another. They made pot and crack and cocaine illegal and all of those are still readily available...Look at the Rwandan mass murders by machete...they had limited access to guns and they used the next best thing they could find and murdered 1000`s. Taking away access may help but it wont make it fix itself by any means.

  • Native NC gal Jan 10, 11:04 a.m.

    Such a sad thing to happen. Also sad that this is a rather common thing to hear about on the news. "A shooting in Durham" is just about expected to be announced on the morning news.

  • mojridingrb Jan 10, 10:59 a.m.

    Another killing in Durham. Not like this hasnt happened before and wont again. Different day, same Durham.

  • baldchip Jan 10, 10:58 a.m.

    The Triangle became the Wild, Wild, West when Bevvie decided that the death penalty was too harsh for prisoners!!! All she was doing was fishing for votes-typical DemocRAT!!

    I am waiting for the anti gun crowd to blame hunters, law abiding gun onwers for this increase. Remember, liberals seek opportunities to further their agenda (using the blood of those kids in Connecticut to further gun control). And President Obama and bobble head doll Joe Biden are at the head of the list.

  • pause to consider Jan 10, 10:47 a.m.

    A big step in the 'gun violence' problem would be: "Use a gun, go to a Prison Island for a long, long time". Our repeat criminals become complacent when the 1st 2 or 3 times they 'try' to shoot someone ends up as probation or time served. Then when they actually kill someone, they know the drill and are harder to catch and convict. I say harsh punishment for ANY misuse of a fire arm!

  • ginny159 Jan 10, 10:36 a.m.

    Thanks Phyxius for responding to that one.

    Definitely another day in the TRIANGLE.....Go live in Chicago Southside if you really want to experience a rampant homicide area. These kinds of things happen in Raleigh and Fayetteville too FOLKS.

  • SFSOLDIER Jan 10, 10:26 a.m.

    Punks with guns! Take their access to weapons away and this mess will fix its self.

  • Ol Forrester Jan 10, 10:15 a.m.

    You can't have long prison sentences without more prisons and everyone says NIMBY to that. It's not complicated.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 10, 9:44 a.m.

    Just another day in Durham.
    da south

    Correction: Just another day in the " Triangle " as the news headlines show lately.

  • from da south Jan 10, 8:59 a.m.

    Just another day in Durham.

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 10, 8:54 a.m.

    "When did the triangle become the wild wild west?"

    Oh - oh - oh, I remember. It was just before the Triangle couldn't decide on if there were gang problems here and how many people it took to constituted a gang!!!

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 10, 8:51 a.m.

    "When did the triangle become the wild wild west?"

    Ummmmm, hmmmmmmmm, when was it not. I can't remember that far back!!!

  • exposure102 Jan 10, 8:44 a.m.

    "When did the triangle become the wild wild west?"

    When we decided harsh punishments and long prison sentences weren't the answer and criminals running free-range was.

  • 12-21-12 Jan 10, 8:16 a.m.

    When did the triangle become the wild wild west?

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