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Man shot Wednesday is Durham’s 40th homicide of year

Police have identified a man found shot to death Wednesday night as Jakeba Keshawn Henry, 25, of Durham.

The killing was the city’s 40th homicide of 2015. There were 22 homicides last year and 30 the year before that.

Officers responded to a shooting call at 6:17 p.m. near the intersection of Grace Lane and Liberty Street. They found a man who had been shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

A short time later, officers found a second man who had been shot on Commerce Street, east of downtown. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. The two victims were together when the shooting occurred on Commerce Street.

No charges have been filed, and no further information is available at this time, police said in a news release Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Barr at 919-560-4440, ext. 29325 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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