‘Take back the streets. No more killing’
One person was killed, two more people were shot and two others had their car stolen at gunpoint — all within 30 minutes on Sunday night in Durham.
The three incidents come as Police Chief C.J. Davis will make a presentation on first-quarter crime statistics at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
On Sunday, Carlos Jones of Durham was shot multiple times around 6:30 p.m. on Stadium Drive, near North Duke Street, police said.
Jones, 32, died at a hospital.
ABC11 reported that Jones was in a car when another car pulled up alongside it and someone in that car shot him. No other details were available.
Police are also investigating a shooting and carjacking that occurred about 30 minutes later about three miles away.
Around 6:56 p.m. two young men, ages 23 and 15, were found with gunshot wounds on or near the 400 block of Canal Street. Police did not think their injuries were life threatening.
About five minutes later and four blocks north of the Canal Street shooting, a man approached two people leaving their parked car on the 1100 block of Gearwood Avenue, according to police. The man said "Give me your keys" as he pulled a pistol from the right side of his waist band, police spokesman Wil Glenn said by email.
The man fled in the vehicle and was last seen traveling east on Gray Avenue, Glenn said.
On Thursday night police found Justin Royster, 27, of Durham fatally shot just before on the 400 block of Canal Street. Another man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Violent crime overall rose slightly in 2017 compared to the previous year. More people were shot in 2017 — 244 compared to 214 in 2016 — but homicides decreased by about 50 percent to 21 during that time.