Lee Street shooting victim dies

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Rakwon Smith, 18, who was shot inside his home on Lee Street on Saturday night has died, according to Durham police.

The case is now being investigated as a homicide. 

Officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 600 block of Lee Street at 9:45 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found Smith inside his home. He had been shot and was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

The shots appeared to have been fired from outside the house, according to a preliminary investigation.

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