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Two injured in Durham shooting

Posted December 31, 2015

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— Durham police were investigating a shooting at a convenience store that left two people injured Thursday night.

The attack left a close-knit neighborhood wondering what happened and friends and family grateful that it wasn’t worse.

Boris Satterwhite said he was panic-stricken when police called to tell him that his older sister had been shot at the Parkview MiniMart at 433 Pilot Street.

He said that 23-year-old Surinda Satterwhite was taken to Duke Hospital with an ankle wound, but he has no idea what prompted the attack.

“My friend said he gave her a ride to the store to get something and as soon as she went in, they just started shooting around the door,” said Satterwhite.

Police said they don’t know how the shooting started either.

At least a dozen shell casings were in the grass at the edge of store’s parking lot. Store employees said the shooting started outside, then the victims and the shooters all rushed into the store.

Christopher Barbee’s 19-year-old son Adonis borrowed his car to take a friend and a baby to church. They had just pulled into the store to buy cigarettes when the shooting broke out.

“He said he heard like seven gunshots,” said Barbee. “They shot my car up. The attack blew out the back window of his car.”

Barbee said it’s a miracle his son and the baby weren’t injured.

“He’s home on leave from the Army. [He] comes home and gets shot at,” he said.

Police said they are actively investigating the incident but don't yet have a description of the attackers.


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  • Roger Chance Jan 2, 2016
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    Demographics: Raleigh 17 homicides,2x the size of Durham-Charlotte 61 homicides, 3x+ the size of Durham-Durham 42 homicides(all but 3 clustered in the SE quadrant of the city. Charlotte 65% white-Raleigh 75% white-Durham 55% white. Watch as the president's gun control action puts an end to gun deaths.

  • Roger Chance Jan 2, 2016
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    Any guess as to skin pigmentation? Oh my, in lieu of 47 homicides in Durham, do you think that is racist? These guys(sexist?) must be novices. Durham shooters usually fire at close range. Just another day in the Bull City.

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Jan 1, 2016
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    New Year's resolution for Durham, is to be more accurate when shooting someone.

  • Betsy Smith Jan 1, 2016
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    Thoughts and prayers for the victims. Unfortunately the perps will likely get little more than probation our house arrest if they are ever caught. I've seen people out at night with house arrest anklets so it doesn't seem like much of a punishment. With all the bars on the windows, I certainly wouldn't stop at this store at night.