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Teen killed in shooting at Durham park

Posted June 27, 2013
Updated June 28, 2013

— A 19-year-old man was killed Thursday night in a shooting at a Durham park, police said. 

Witnesses said Takoreio Jaquan Jackson, of Durham, was with several friends at Lakeview Park on Dearborn Drive about 8 p.m. when shots rang out. 

Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No arrests have been made, but investigators are trying to find a dark-colored SUV that was seen leaving the area after the shooting. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call investigators at 919-560-4440, extension 29322, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Jack Flash Jun 28, 2013

    Prayers for this young man's family and friends to find peace and comfort despite their grief.

  • My GOLO Screen Name Jun 28, 2013

    raynorteresa....what are you talking about???? No sense....

  • yankee1 Jun 28, 2013

    Why were the same comments not made for all the shootings in Raleigh lately....Phyxius1

    Maybe because Raleigh's Mayor isn't running her mouth all over the media and traveling around screaming about taking guns from innocent people while gun crimes run rampant across his City. Maybe because Durham spent millions on a new court facility whose main purpose seems to be acting as a revolving door for the criminal element. Maybe because Durham leaders and some of it's residents spend more time worrying about blocking development, panhandlers, raising fees for everything imaginable,being a sanctuary city and supporting freeloaders than fixing it's seedy neighborhoods and the people in them. That's why!

  • umop apisdn Jun 28, 2013

    Pretty sure Durham isn't crime ridden but then again I don't live there. The fact of the matter is that we're really not safe anywhere anymore.

  • zacksmill Jun 28, 2013

    Phyxius1, that's a good question. Durham got a name a couple of years ago of being the most crime-ridden city in NC, and I can't remember where I saw it, but they were once rated very high in the US overall as crime-ridden. I guess the name stuck with Durham, even after crime went higher in other areas. Very good post you made.

  • ThaTruth4 Jun 28, 2013

    Another sad story. & in MY Opinion, I'm sure the DPD already know's what happened, they just want the "public" to solve their case for them! Sad b/c w/ teens, they 'know' that's an open & shut case once they play the 'suspects' against each other, so they'll have it solved soon (if not already), or should I say, they'll have the public solve it & then they will take full credit for it. I wish all of these kids would realize it's so much more to life! & I thought that all parks were 'closed' after dark. Well, anywho, we're praying for these young victims & their family.

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  • Phyxius1 Jun 28, 2013

    Why were the same comments not made for all the shootings in Raleigh lately. Raleigh has had more than Durham so far this yr from the headlines reported. Seems like there was two there just this week also and in one two people shot..Stats for just June 27...15 crimes reported in Durham ...over 78 in Raleigh... Fayeteville is just off the charts. A person lost their life in another senseless crime but if Durham is in the story it turns to a county bashing chance...It happens everywhere and its rising at a steady rate and that should be peoples worry and not the county it happened in. Not all crime in Durham is committed by a Durham resident as seen in the Jarod jewelry store robbery and the carjacking murder by Raleigh teens last yr just to name two better known ones. I personally have been a crime victim twice in Raleigh and buddy once in 23 yrs.....NONE in the same time frame in Durham and I spend way more time there..

  • IdoNOTliveinDurham Jun 28, 2013

    Durham leaders turn a shoulder at their crime ridden city

  • publicassistance Jun 28, 2013

    "Instead of characters like the Rev Barber and the rest of his like-minded "clergy" wasting their time whining about more handouts and disrupting the legislature, they should be in neighborhoods cleaning up the mess their anti-police and entitlement mentality has created." - yankee1

    The daily killing, ruin, and imprisonment of black youth is of no interest to Barber and his crew of liberal publicity seekers (unless a white person killed them!). Political power, personal publicity, and money are their only real interests.

    Where is the marching, protesting, and outrage over another (almost daily) killing of a young black man on our city streets? chirp, chirp...