Three people injured in multiple shootings in Durham

13 April 2022

— At least three people were injured Tuesday night in separate shootings in Durham.

Two people were taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries from shootings yards apart near Alston Avenue and Juniper Street around 9:15 p.m. One shooting occurred at a BP gas station.

Police also responded to a shooting in the 500 block of W. Carver Street around 10 p.m. A woman was injured in the shooting, but police did not release any additional details about her condition.

Three people injured in two separate shootings in Durham

Police did not say if the shootings were related.

At least seven shootings have occurred in Durham since Friday afternoon, with 11 people wounded and two dead over the time span.

Tuesday’s shootings come one day after Durham Mayor Elaine O’Neal spoke to WRAL News about the best approach to tackling the city’s ongoing gun violence.

“It goes back to the same issues: Poverty, lack of access to job opportunity, lots of access to guns,” said O’Neal.

Elaine O'Neal

O’Neal hoped to bring more of a “community perspective in terms of interacting directly with some of the folks who are most affected by [gun violence.]”

City leaders are also considering Shot Spotter technology and the debut of the unarmed safety responder program that launches this summer as strategies​ to curb gun violence.

Durham’s Community Safety and Wellness Taskforce will meet Wednesday night. The impact of gun violence and discussion about a new pilot program to tackle crime are among the topics that will be addressed.

WRAL News is working to learn more about the condition of all those involved and what led up to the shootings.

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