Two people were injured in shootings in Durham Wednesday night.
The first shooting occurred around 8:52 p.m. at a basketball court on the 1100 block of South Hoover Road, according to Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael. A 17-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury that does not appear to be life-threatening.
The second shooting was reported at 10:19 p.m. in the 4500 block of Laymans Chapel Road. Two males forced their way into a home occupied by four people, Michael reported. One resident was shot as he struggled with the suspects. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury that does not appear to be life-threatening.
City leaders plan to hold a press conference at noon today where Mayor Bill Bell, interim Police Chief Larry Smith and Sheriff Mike Andrews will address recent violence. There were 42 homicides in the city of Durham in 2015, a possible record. There have already been two homcides in 2016.
Look for a report from the press conference later today at newsobserver.com