Durham man shot over the weekend has died

From staff reportsJune 27, 2013 

— A man who was wounded during an exchange of gunfire over the weekend in East Durham has died of his injuries.

Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Ronald Anthony Leathers, 32, of Durham, died Thursday afternoon at the hospital where he was being treated.

No arrests have been made in the case that investigators are now treating as a homicide, Michael reported.

Leathers was one of two victims in a double shooting that occurred just after 4:45 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Gray Avenue. Witnesses told police that gunshots were exchanged between people inside a vehicle and people on the street. When officers arrived, they found Leathers with at least one gunshot wound, Michael reported.

A short time later, more officers were dispatched to a business near the intersection of Cheek Road and Midland Terrace where vehicle had pulled into a nearby parking lot. One of the passengers inside the vehicle, a 47-year-old man, had been shot. Police think the man had been shot on Gray Avenue and was an innocent bystander during the exchange of gunfire.

Police have not released the man’s name. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital and released, Michael said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4281 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests and callers never have to identify themselves.

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