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11-year-old hit in the head by bullet in in Durham

Posted September 22, 2020 10:55 p.m. EDT
Updated September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m. EDT

— An 11-year-old girl is recovering after being hit in the head by a bullet from one of two vehicles that were shooting at each other.

Police said the shooting happened in the area of Guess Road and Horton Road. A third vehicle that wasn't involved in the shooting was hit. A young girl in that vehicle was hit in the head by a bullet.

Durham police said when they arrived the child was conscious and alert, but bleeding from a wound on the top of her head. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury that does not appear to be life-threatening.

The girl's mother said they were driving north of Guess Road when they heard shots from an unknown direction. The mother said she then realized her child, who was sitting in the backseat, had been shot.

Witnesses said they saw occupants of two cars firing shots at each other on Guess Road, near Horton Road.

No charges have been filed in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Bernock at 919-560-4440, ext. 29414 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

This is the second juvenile shot in less than a week in Durham. A boy was shot in the leg last Friday at the intersection of Raven Street and Apollo Street.

Earlier Tuesday, police responded to a shooting in the 2100 block of Cheek Road. Police said the victim was driving when a shot was fired by someone in another vehicle and struck them. The victim then hit a parked vehicle.

Police said that victim was being treated in the hospital with serious injuries.

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