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Reward Increased In Fatal Durham Shooting Case

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DURHAM, N.C. — The reward for information about four deaths in Durham has increased to $13,000.

The North Carolina governor's office is offering a reward of up to $10,000, and Durham CrimeStoppers has upped its usual reward to $3,000 for information about the quadruple homicide that happened Nov. 19 on Alpine Road in the Breckenridge subdivision.

In that case, officers responded to a "shots fired" call at a townhouse at 2222 Alpine Road at 9:44 p.m.

The first officer at the scene found a man sitting outside the townhouse bleeding from his face.

Officers then went inside the townhouse and found four men who had been shot to death.

Two men, including the one who was sitting outside the townhouse, were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of injuries.

One man was injured when he jumped out of a second-story window and the second man suffered gunshot wounds. Both men have been released from the hospital. The names of the two injured men are not being released due to safety concerns.

Three men were seen running from the area after the shots were heard.

One was described as a light-complected black man, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing dark jeans and a black and white jacket. The second was described as a stocky black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a burgundy flight jacket and jeans. The third was described as a black man with a medium complexion, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a black flight jacket and blue jeans.

Investigators believe the slayings were drug-related. No charges have been filed, but investigators are following several strong leads.

The governor's reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction, and the CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator V.P. Bynum at 560-4440, ext. 259 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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