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Police: 2 children, 1 teen shot in Durham

Posted August 21, 2016 7:17 a.m. EDT
Updated August 21, 2016 4:18 p.m. EDT

— Officials say a 16-year-old and two children were shot late Saturday in Durham.

Around 11:30 p.m., officers with the Durham Police Department responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Reservoir Street.

They found three males, a teenager and two 11-year-old children, with gunshot wounds. One of the 11-year-old boys was seriously injured in the shooting and remains in the hospital, officials say.

According to the brother of one of the victims, the boys were playing outside in the street when the shooting occurred.

“All of a sudden, I heard some ‘pop, pop, pop, pop pow’ and next thing I know, we were ducking; people running around here man, scattering everywhere,” said neighbor Bernard Hatley.

In the daylight Sunday morning, a bullet hole was plainly visible in Hatley’s Toyota Camry. He was inside his home when the incident occurred and didn’t see where the shots came from.

“I just call it something random, you know. It’s sad, just sad man,” Hatley said. “It’s a sad day for me, knowing what happened to the kids in this neighborhood.”

The brother of one of the victims said his parents are out of the country and family members at the homes of the other two victims did not want to speak.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.