Durham County

Three wounded in pair of Durham daylight shootings. Two fighting for their lives

This photo shows police cars, evidence cones and the 604 W. Markham Ave. house, at left, where Saturday’s shootings occurred shortly before noon. News & Observer reporter Ron Gallagher, at the scene, said he was told that the cones mark blood, not shell casings as they often do.
This photo shows police cars, evidence cones and the 604 W. Markham Ave. house, at left, where Saturday’s shootings occurred shortly before noon. News & Observer reporter Ron Gallagher, at the scene, said he was told that the cones mark blood, not shell casings as they often do. rgallagher@newsobserver.com

Durham police are investigating a pair of shooting incidents on Saturday that have left three people wounded, two with potentially life-threatening injuries, Durham Police Department spokesman Wil Glenn said.

The first incident took place shortly before noon at 604 W. Markham Ave. A 19-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were each shot several times and were battling for their lives at a local hospital Saturday afternoon.

Glenn said police investigators were following leads to locate a possible suspect in that shooting near the Trinity Park neighborhood. The shooting address is near the intersection of Markham and Washington Street.

In the other incident, one person was wounded near the intersection of Cecil and Concord streets near the N.C. Central University campus at 12:45 p.m.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital after suffering a non-life-threatening wound to his arm.

Police said they did not have any suspects in that shooting. Glenn asked the public to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200 with any information about either shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6889, @JEJ_HSNews

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