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Posted June 27, 2020 3:00 p.m. EDT

KATHRYN

  I'm Kathryn Brown.

  The police chief is telling us investigators believe the 17-year-old was not the intended target.

  His family says they were told he was hit by a stray bullet, as two passing cars fired shots at each other.

  WRAL's Durham reporter Sarah Krueger tells us what she's learned about the victim's connection to the shooting location.

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Durham Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

The Chief called this a senseless act of violence.

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Police say just after 11:00 last night they were called to the area of this convenience store on Holloway Street, near 70, for a gunshot wound.

17-year-old Esahaq Fadhel, of Cary, was pronounced dead at the scene.

We've learned, from property records that Fadhel's family owns the convenience store.

A clerk inside confirmed that.

In a statement..Chief Davis said police do NOT believe he was the intended target, adding: "The Durham Police Department will work relentlessly to identify those persons responsible so justice is ultimately served."

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This makes at least the third homicide in Durham in just the last seven days.

Sarah Krueger WRAL News Durham.

KATHRYN

   Durham Police have not announced any arrests in those three recent homicides.

  Police tell us there have been 15 homicides in the city this year. Four of those, in June. ​

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