Bull(et) City: Rash of Durham Shootings Escalates Over Weekend, Two More Shot and Killed Monday

DURHAM – So far in 2019 the Bull City is facing a surge in murders over the previous year, and if the last few days is any indication, the scourge of violence in Durham is only getting worse. Multiple shootings over the weekend left multiple fatalities, and just Monday a double murder outside a family medicine facility in Durham added two more to the city’s shooting death toll in a mere 24 hours.

From ABC11:

“[…] Durham police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead at UNC Family Medicine Center Monday morning.

It happened at the location at Mayfair Street and Weymouth Street just after 8 a.m.

Durham Police Department has roped off the area with crime scene tape.

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A woman and a man were found dead at the scene.

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Durham police say they are not actively searching for a suspect at this time.

UNC Family Medicine said in a statement posted to Twitter that the Durham location will be closed for the remainder of the week. […]”

This follows a murder Sunday around at 1 p.m. when a man was shot and killed on Wabash Street; and, Sunday night, two men were shot while sitting in a car.

Still, in recent elections the voters of Durham chose to reelect their Leftist mayor and City Council lead by Social Justice Warriors, who’ve done little but exacerbate the scary breakdown in law and order. The council rejected requests from police for more resources and manpower to address a proliferation of gang violence and keep Durham’s most vulnerable communities safe. They did this ostensibly because it isn’t ‘woke’ to empower the police, even against those shooting people in the streets of their own city.

There is very little in the way of accountability from the mayor, who has been presiding as the city’s leader as it descends into an alarming amount of murders. After a spate of six shootings in 48 hours earlier this year, Mayor Steve Schewel blamed the National Rifle Association and the Republican General Assembly for protecting the Second Amendment and not passing (many) laws that violate it. It was they that caused these shootings, not the obvious inability of Durham’s leaders to implement effective policies that prevent wanton murder week in and week out. Such a solution evidently does not come from pleas for gun control and social justice campaigns; the council may have better luck with adequately staffing and equipping their law enforcement to suppress the gang violence taking over parts of the city.

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