Shooting near NCCU sours homecoming weekend
Posted November 9, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Destiny Streeter was walking near the 2200 block of Fayetteville Street Saturday night when she stopped, then turned around.
"I saw people running so I started easing up," she said.
Streeter returned to her dorm room at North Carolina Central University. Minutes later, she received a campus e-mail stating that an active shooter was on campus.
One person was shot at a home at 2210 Fayetteville St. at about midnight.
The home is across the street from the school and yards away from Baynes Hall – where Streeter lives.
Jada McFarlane, a NCCU freshman, found out about the shooting after receiving a call from her mother, who also receives school e-mail notifications.
"It is really kind of close," she said. "My dorm is right over there so I hope that it becomes a whole lot safer than it is now."
The shooting victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim's name was not released. No arrests have been made as of Sunday night.
Although the shooting was not on campus, NCCU police sent the alert as a precaution, officials said. Students were asked to seek shelter and lock their doors. The lock down was lifted at 1:09 a.m. Sunday.
McFarlane said the shooting soured her first homecoming weekend.
"It's like a let down because it's supposed to be fun," she said.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.