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Durham police seek 17-year-old accused of shooting girl

Posted July 13, 2009 3:26 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2009 8:51 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are trying to find Joshua McClain, 17, who is charged with shooting a 16-year-old girl in the head last month at 8 Atka Court.

McClain, of 2819 Rochelle St., is charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and one count of discharging a firearm within the city limits.

The shooting happened shortly before midnight on June 20 on Atka Court off Holloway Street. The girl was standing in the parking lot with several people when a male approached the crowd and fired shots, police said. 

The 16-year-old was shot in the back of the head and was taken to Duke University Hospital, where she was being treated and released. The girl appears to have been an innocent victim, according to investigators.

Anyone with information on McClain’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Christensen at 919-560-4281, ext. 29120 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.