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Eight hurt in rash of shootings on violent night in Durham

Posted September 15, 2020 4:56 p.m. EDT

— Durham police are investigating a rash of shootings that left eight people injured Monday, including two teens.

Police said in a news release that the first shooting was reported just after 5 p.m. when a 15-year-old was dropped off at a local hospital. He told officers he was walking in East Durham when he was shot in the leg.

In a separate shooting, a 17-year-old told police he was walking when he was shot in the thigh by someone in a white car. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Shortly after 6 p.m., three men were shot from someone in a gray SUV as they stood outside. Police said a 26-year-old man who was shot in the head is in critical condition. Two other men, ages 26 and 31, have non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Just before 9 p.m., an officer was flagged down by a 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman in a car who said they had just been shot.

Later, officers were called to WakeMed Brier Creek, where a 27-year-old man went with a gunshot wound.

No arrests had been made by late Tuesday.

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