One dead, one injured in early morning shooting in Durham

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Two men were shot, and one was killed along South Roxboro Street Thursday morning.

One man has died after an early morning double shooting in Durham, according to police.

Around 1 a.m. Thursday, two men were shot near the 2500 block of South Roxboro Street. Both were taken to the hospital, and one was later pronounced dead.

Police have not released the men’s names or stated a motive for the shooting.

In a report to the Durham City Council last month, Police Chief Patrice Andrews said total violent crime — homicide, rape, aggravated assault — was down 11.4% during the first quarter of 2023 compared to the first three months of last year.

But homicides were up 27.3%, with 14 homicides during the first quarter.

With Thursday’s shooting, at least 21 people have been killed in Durham this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Smith at 919-560-4440, ext. 29365 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.


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This story was originally published June 1, 2023, 8:08 AM.

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Colleen Hammond is a recent graduate of Duquesne University from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has previously covered breaking news, local government, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial issues for the Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

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