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Toddler wounded in Durham shooting

Posted February 16, 2016
Updated February 17, 2016

— Durham police are investigating after a toddler was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a shooting call at 1508 Great Bend Drive just before 3 p.m. and found an 18-month-old boy inside a home who had been shot, authorities said.

The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said multiple shots were fired by the occupants of a dark-colored sedan.

"It's like a sign of the times. There's no value for human life, there really isn't," said neighbor Beverly McGill. "I think it's really, really sad that they would come through with no regards for what's going on."

No charges had been filed Tuesday night.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4281 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Fanny Chmelar Feb 17, 2016
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    Wow. Who cares about legality? A kid was shot and you're turning this into a paycheck p-ssing contest?

    I'd tell you to take a seat, but you are clearly but-hurt over the whole issue.

  • Tron Carter Feb 17, 2016
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    Tell you what, Yashi. If it turns out the firearm used in this drive-by was legally owned by the person who shot it, I'll donate my next paycheck to the charity of your choice. But if the person who committed the shooting was illegally in possession of the gun, you have to donate your paycheck. Deal?

    Just a heads up: the odds are severely against you. Take a seat.

  • Fanny Chmelar Feb 17, 2016
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    If only the toddler had a gun...