16-year-old found fatally shot in car parked outside Durham hospital – WRAL.com

16-year-old found fatally shot in car parked outside Durham hospital - WRAL.com
16-year-old found shot, killed in vehicle at Duke University Hospital
Durham, N.C. — Durham police were investigating a homicide after a 16-year-old boy was found dead inside a car.

Duwayne Clay, Jr., was found with a gunshot wound in a car outside of Duke University Hospitals emergency room after 12:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Armstrong at (919) 560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

According to Durham Public Schools, Clay was a student at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability but dropped out in November.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Durham police at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200

A 16-year-old boy was found dead in a car outside Duke University Hospital early Tuesday, Durham police said.

Police said they are investigating the death as a homicide. It appears to be the citys 21st homicide of the year, according to Police Department statistics.

Police identified the teen as Duwayne Clay, Jr., of Durham. Officials said theyre unsure of where the shooting occurred.

Officers responding at about 12:30 a.m. found Duwayne Clay Jr. of Durham dead from an apparent gunshot wound, police said in a news release.

The teenager was shot at another location in Durham, Duke spokesman Mike Schoenfeld said in an email Tuesday morning.

A driver in a stolen car drove the boy to the front of the emergency department access road and then ran from the car, Schoenfeld said.

Clay was a student at Southern School of Engineering and Sustainability, but he withdrew in November, according to a Durham Public Schools spokesperson. A reporter stopped by the 16-year-olds home Tuesday, but a man there said the family didnt want to comment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 919-560-4440 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

There were 17 homicides in Durham as of May 18, according to the Durham Police Department website. That was up from 11 during the same period in 2018 and seven during the same period in 2017.

ABC11 reports that Durham police are investigating the third homicide in three days after a man was shot and killed in the city Tuesday night, May 22, 2019.


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