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Three shot in two Durham shootings

Posted September 18, 2014

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— Three people were injured in two separate shootings in Durham Thursday afternoon.

Two people were shot in the leg on the 900 block of Wadesboro Street at about 5 p.m. The victims were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

About 30 minutes later, one person was shot in the leg on the 4000 block of Meriwether Drive. That person was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

No suspect information was released Thursday night.

Investigators are determining if the two shootings are related.

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  • disgusted2010 Sep 19, 2014

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    You equate crime with guns. Guns are legal. Guns are tools, Criminals use guns. Criminals don't obey laws.

    Its hard to get liberals to understand these facts as they just want to blame guns and not hold people responsible or accountable for their actions.

    I assume its because liberals are responsible for the whole mess. First they closed all the mental hospital and put criminally insane people in the communities, they call it mainstreaming. Secondly they pushed for, and got, entitlements that reward people for having illegitimate children that they don't raise and that do not and never will work or contribute to society other than selling drugs and stealing.

  • Edward Levy Sep 19, 2014
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    I presume that these were all legal guns that the NRA fights so hard to keep.

    You never see this issue when they make up the top list of priorities in Polls, it usually is UNEMPLYMENT, IMMIGRATION, HEALTHCARE, etc NEVER violence in America better know as CRIME. IT IS A NATIONAL TOP PRIORITY IN OUR COUNTRY

  • btneast Sep 19, 2014

    We need to bring in the National Guard to search and destroy the gangs.
    LOL.....how do you search for a gang? Maybe go house to house with armed soldiers and shoot anything that moves? The regular army has trouble identifying Taliban for the same reasons....they don't wear uniforms, don't have barracks....they are part of the population like guerrilla fighters.

  • Justin Case Sep 19, 2014
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    Yep, classic jerking the trigger, dropping the barrel, anticipating the shot. Rookie mistakes. ;-)

  • jwsawyer Sep 19, 2014

    We need to bring in the National Guard to search and destroy the gangs.

  • Larry Wiandt Sep 19, 2014
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    Or a bad shot...

  • Cabe Merritt Sep 19, 2014
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    If you are shot in the leg during a drive by, it's usually a warning shot.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 19, 2014

    Given these two locations, I'm not surprised.