Durham police investigating third fatal shooting in last 3 days

UPDATE: Durham police seek public’s help solving November slaying

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police are investigating the third fatal shooting in the city since Sunday night after a man was found shot to death in an apartment complex Tuesday night.

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Police responded to a report of a shooting at Willowdale apartments in the 3800 block of Guess Road just before 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Upon arrival, officers found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound on scene.

The man has been identified as Cesar Yanez Ortiz, 24, of Durham.

The shooting is under investigation and no arrests have been made. The victim has not yet been identified.

This is the fourth shooting – third fatal – since Sunday night.

On Sunday, a 50-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a motel room off N.C. Highway 55.

Then on Monday night, police responded to two shootings – one of them included the death of a 22-year-old man.

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