Po­lice say man fa­tally shot woman and baby

The News & Observer - - Triangle & N.C. - — STAFF REPORTS

A man fa­tally shot a woman and a baby and then tried to kill him­self at a Durham home Fri­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to reports of a shoot­ing shortly be­fore 10 a.m. in the 3600 block of Suf­folk Street in the Hope­wood North neigh­bor­hood. The man who at­tempted sui­cide was taken to the hospi­tal for treat­ment of se­ri­ous in­juries, ac­cord­ing to Durham po­lice.

Po­lice be­lieve the in­ci­dent was do­mes­tic, but did not re­lease any names in the shoot­ing.

Durham Po­lice Chief C.J. Davis issued a state­ment Fri­day say­ing her de­part­ment is work­ing to ad­dress gun vi­o­lence in the city.

“So far in 2019, of­fi­cers from the Durham Po­lice De­part­ment have re­sponded to sev­eral shock­ing in­ci­dents in­volv­ing sense­less gun vi­o­lence,” she said.

Vince Tay­lor, who helps man­ages the rental prop­erty where the shoot­ing oc­curred, said three gen­er­a­tions lived in the home: a mother and her hus­band, the mother’s daugh­ter and a grand­daugh­ter.

The mother was in Ja­maica on Fri­day, Tay­lor said. He said he didn’t know the man in­volved, and he didn’t be­lieve he lived at the home.

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