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Eight injured in Durham drive-by shooting; no arrests made

Posted August 21, 2015 11:55 p.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2015 6:32 p.m. EDT

— A Durham neighborhood erupted into chaos Friday night after eight people were injured in a drive-by shooting that happened during a late-night cookout.

According to Durham police, the shooting happened at about 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Hinson Drive.

One person remained hospitalized in serious condition Saturday afternoon. The other seven people, including a second person who was taken to a local hospital, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, police said. Their names have not been released.

Deanna Wilson, who lives on Hinson Drive, said she heard between 15 and 20 gunshots that sounded like "a roll of firecrackers."

"You didn't hear anything but gunshots, and then you heard a bunch of yelling and commotion," she said. "The whole neighborhood erupted into chaos. Everybody came out of their house. You only see stuff like that on TV."

No arrests have been made, but a Durham Police Department spokesman confirmed that officers had canvassed the neighborhood earlier Friday because of increased tensions that resulted from a separate shooting earlier this week.

“They were out canvassing, just knocking on doors,” Wilson said.

Authorities said Saturday that they are looking for a white vehicle that may have been involved in Friday’s incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Durham 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.