Durham Police are investigating a fatal shooting after a man found shot in the Morning Glory Avenue block died in hospital.
Officers responded to the call to fire east of downtown shortly after 6:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found an adult male, whose name was not disclosed. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
As of November 13, 243 people have been shot dead in Durham this year, 38 of them fatally. This compares to 276 people shot dead on the same date last year, when 25 people were shot dead.
In total, the town of Bull has recorded at least 46 homicides this year, more than any year since 1995, the last year for which records are available.
Police still have not announced any arrests or suspects in Monday’s shooting in east Durham, in which six young people were shot, including two fatally.
To deal with a continuing shortage of officers, new police chief Patrice Andrews is patrolling officers from specialized units from January 1.
Sunday’s homicide also comes after police received a report of gunfire in the streets of Southpoint, south Durham, earlier today. No officer heard gunshots and no suspects or victims were found, but police said in a press release that they did not believe it was a random act.
On Black Friday, three people were shot and wounded in the mall and three others were injured in the melee as panicked shoppers rushed to the exits. Police did not announce any arrests in the incident, which they said resulted from an attempted robbery outside of the second-level stores.
Anyone with information about the Sunday night shooting is asked to call investigator Mr. Adams at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29546 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pay cash rewards for information leading to arrests in criminal cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
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This story was originally published 20 December 2021 8:03 am.