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1 dead, 1 in hospital after men shot at each other, Durham police say

Man dies in Durham after 2 shot at each other, police say.

One man is dead and another in the hospital after police responded to a call Sunday night on Hoover Road in Durham. Officers found two men with gunshot wounds at about 8:30 p.m. according to the Durham Police Department.
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One man is dead and another in the hospital after police responded to a call Sunday night on Hoover Road in Durham. Officers found two men with gunshot wounds at about 8:30 p.m. according to the Durham Police Department.

One man is dead and another in the hospital after a shooting incident Sunday night on Hoover Road.

Police officers found two men with gunshot wounds at about 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Hoover Road, according to the Durham Police Department.

Both men were taken to a local hospital, where one of the men, Dwayne Wilson Jr., 32, of Durham died, a news release stated.

The second man, whose name was not released, is 29 years old, and didn’t seem to have life-threatening injuries, the release stated.

“Preliminary information indicates the men were shooting at each other,” it stated.

No charges had been filed as of Monday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call police investigators at 919-560-4440, ext. 29322 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

Rev. Franklin O. Hanes has been in the funeral home business since 1994 and has always worked with any family no matter their financial status. Hanes Funeral Service is often the last stop for young people who lose their lives to gang violence.

There were 17 homicides in Durham as of May 11, according to the Durham Police Department website. That was up from 11 during the same period in 2018 and six during the same period in 2017.

All told, reported violent crime — aggravated assault, robbery, forcible rape and homicide — was up 18 percent as of May 11 compared to the same period last year.

Video: Sidney Brodie sews on the 696th square onto his Durham Homicide and Victims of Violent Death Memorial Quilt on Wednesday June 14, 2017.

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