Teenage boy and man are dead after 5 people were shot in Durham on Tuesday night

The Durham Police Department is investigating two shootings Tuesday night that left a 17-year-old boy and a man dead.

All told five people were shot, with two of the remaining three people suffering life-threatening injuries, police said in a news release.

The first incident happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of West Umstead and South streets.

Officers found the 17-year-old boy and a woman with gunshot wounds, police said. They were taken to a hospital where the teen died. The woman had non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information can contact Investigator K. Foley at 919-560-4440 ext. 29521 or CrimeStoppers 683-1200 or at www.durhamcrimestoppers.org.

2nd shooting Tuesday night

About two hours later police responded to a shooting in the 400 block of West Club Boulevard and found three men with gunshot wounds.

One victim was dead, and first responders took the other two to a hospital, both with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police released no other information about the two incidents such as the age of the juvenile or the names of those who were killed.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator J. Eason at 919-560-4440 ext. 29122 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200 or at www.durhamcrimestoppers.org.

Fatal shootings in Durham

As of April 27, at least 59 people had been shot in Durham this year, nine of them fatally, according to Durham Police Department statistics.

That compares to 60 people (16 fatalities) and 83 people (15 fatalities) shot by the same time in 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Ten of the 59 people shot in Durham so far this year have been 16 years old or younger, the statistics show. Another three have been 16 or 17 years old.

We will update this story as we get more information.