‘Somebody just shot up the park’: 13-year-old boy injured in Durham shooting

A 13-year-old was shot at the McDougald Terrance public housing complex Monday night, police said.

A police watch commander said immediately after the shooting that a teen was shot as he walked home from the basketball court and heard shots.

The boy’s injuries appear to be a non life-threatening, police spokesman Wil Glenn wrote in a text.

Ashley Canady, McDougald Terrace’s resident council president, described the shooting on Facebook Live. She said someone shot into a crowd of children playing in a park. She said the shooting occurred around 7:45 p.m.

“Somebody just shot up the park full of kids,” she said. “There was over 100 kids in this park.”

More than 220 children and teenagers in North Carolina have died from gun violence in the past five years, according to a McClatchy analysis of data compiled by nonprofit news organization The Trace. Read that story here: bit.ly/2DRdN71

In 2016 and 2017, at least another 672 children and teens in North Carolina visited a hospital for a firearm-related injury, according to an N.C. Division of Public Health report, The News & Observer reported in that story. Unlike the fatality numbers, the injury numbers include intentional self-harm incidents.

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