4-year-old, 8-year-old among eight people shot at Durham home

4-year-old, 8-year-old among eight people shot at Durham home

DURHAM, N.C. — Police are investigating a shooting near downtown Durham where eight people were shot, including a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old, WTVD is reporting. The two minors were among three children who were shot overnight in Durham.

Officers responded to a gunshot wound call on S. Benjamine Street shortly after 10:30 Tuesday night. They found one adult and two children, ages 4 and 8, who had been shot. One of the children and one of the adults had critical injuries.

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Five more adults who were shot arrived at local hospitals on their own.

Also overnight, on Weaver Street, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the head and is in critical condition at the hospital. An adult was also shot.

The circumstances surrounding the shootings are unclear at this time. Police were expected to release more information later Wednesday.

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