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Woman, baby found dead in Durham home

January 11, 2019

A woman and a baby were found dead inside a Durham home Friday morning, police said.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 3600 block of Suffolk Street shortly before 10 a.m. In addition to the two bodies, they found a man with serious injuries, police said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where police said he was in critical condition.

Police Chief C.J. Davis called the case “a disturbing domestic murder/attempted suicide, where a baby and her mother were shot to death.”

The names of those involved haven’t been released.

Property manager Vince Taylor said three generations of women lived in the home and that the grandmother has been out of town. Whoever the man was, he said, he doesn’t live in the home.

“They’re very close friends, been friends of mine for years,” Taylor said. “It really touched me personally because I know them.”

Evester Bailey, who lives on Suffolk Street, said he didn’t hear anything unusual Friday morning.

“Nothing out of the ordinary, other than I came to the door and saw all of those police officers out here,” Bailey said. “There were at least 15 police cars with blue lights flashing [and] rescue vehicles. I’ve never seen that.”

″[It’s] extremely tragic if there’s a child involved,” he added. “This whole neighborhood will rally around the family. This is tragic, and we’ll rise to the occasion.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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