Durham student describes being shot in hand in home invasion

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Three people were injured late Monday night in a home invasion at an apartment in Durham, police confirmed.

Police said two suspects arrived at the Level 51 Ten Apartments shortly before 11 p.m. Monday and went to one of the apartments and a victim opened the door. One of the suspects displayed a gun and three people inside the apartment ran into the bedroom and closed the door.

The suspect fire multiple shots through a bedroom room. (Mario Boone/ WNCN)
The suspect fire multiple shots through a bedroom room. (Mario Boone/ WNCN)

Police said the suspect then fired into the bedroom through the door and two people inside the bedroom suffered gunshot wounds.

A 22-year-old female, Tyler Franklin, was grazed in the hand and a 21-year-old male was shot in the calf. Both injuries were non-life-threatening.

Franklin, a Durham Technology Community College student who was grazed in the hand by a bullet, spoke with CBS North Carolina. She said the shooter was someone that they all knew and had been to their home many times. Franklin said the incident was an attempted robbery because her boyfriend resales high-end sneakers like Air Jordan’s.

Franklin said the person fired seven shots through the door.

The third victim suffered injuries from jumping out a third story window.

One of the male victims was identified as Jewel Dadzie. He attended Hillside High School and is a current student at Durham Tech. The other male victim, Ayemen Khan, attends N.C. State and is still hospitalized.

According to Level 51 Ten’s website, the apartments are off-campus student apartments.

No arrests had been made as of late Tuesday afternoon.

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