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Suspect in Durham shooting surrenders

Hykeem Lamar Dunston, 20, of Bruce Street, was wanted on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.

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DURHAM, N.C. — The suspect in a Jan. 16 shooting that injured a man and a female bystander on Jan. 16 surrendered to Durham police on Tuesday.

Hykeem Lamar Dunston, 20, of Bruce Street, was wanted on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries.

Dunston was being held under a $1 million bond at the Durham County jail on Tuesday, police said.

Investigators said they believe that Dunston pulled out a gun and fired several shots during an argument with several men at Maple and East Main streets. Bullets struck a 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, who was on a nearby porch.

The woman underwent surgery and is recovering, police said. The man was treated at Duke University Medical Center and released.

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