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North Carolina city reports 4 shootings, 6 shot on Monday

August 27, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Leaders in a North Carolina city are trying to stem a tide of gun violence after multiple shootings were reported in one night.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reports six people were shot in four drive-by shootings in Durham on Monday, but officials added that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

After shootings last week, city, county and federal officials pledged to work together to crack down on gun violence. The discussion intensified after the drive-by killing of 9-year-old Z’yon Person on Aug. 18. The next day 18-year-old Kylik Burnette was found shot to death.

In two split votes last spring, Durham’s city council rejected a proposal from Police Chief C.J. Davis for 18 more officers, and a compromise proposed by Mayor Steve Schewel for nine more officers.

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Information from: The Herald-Sun, http://www.herald-sun.com

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