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Man, 22, found shot to death in Hillside Park in Durham

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Police say a 22-year-old man was found dead from an “apparent gunshot wound” early Thursday at Hillside Park.

Officers responded at about 12:30 a.m. to a reported shooting in the 1300 block of South Roxboro Street and found Darren Dixon in a gazebo, according to a news release.

Police ask anyone with information to contact investigators at 919-560-4440, ext. 29335 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

There were 11 homicides in Durham this year as of Saturday, according to police.

In 2018, there were seven homicides in the same time frame, records show.

Violent crime in Durham went down in 2018 compared to the year before, The News & Observer has reported. But homicides increased.

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.


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