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Riverside High School student Angel Canales killed in north Durham shooting

Police said three 16-year-old boys were shot Tuesday night near the middle school.



On Tuesday, a shooting occurred near the intersection of Hudson Avenue and North Buchanan Boulevard in Durham, resulting in the deaths of two 16-year-old boys, and leaving another 16-year-old boy hospitalized.

The Durham Police Department is currently treating the incident as a double homicide, and the deceased boys were found in the vicinity of Brogden Middle School.

According to the police, the three 16-year-old boys were shot on Tuesday night near the middle school, and one of them managed to escape.

The escaped boy sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.


The investigation into the shooting commenced shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when officers received a report that a juvenile male had been shot in the 1200 block of Leon Street.

The 16-year-old informed the police that there might be two additional victims who had also been shot. Over the course of the night, the Durham Fire Department employed a drone for several hours, while the Durham County Sheriff’s Office utilized their cadaver dog to scour the area for potential additional victims.

One of the shooting victims was identified by family members as Angel Canales, who was a student at Riverside High School.

The other two teenagers were students in the Durham Public Schools system, and all three of them were friends, according to the family.


This shooting incident brings the number of individuals below the age of 18 shot in the city to at least 11 for the year thus far.

On Wednesday morning, Brogden Middle School was put on a secure lockdown, which was subsequently lifted to enable it to function normally.

The police have stated that the shooting does not seem to have been a random act, although no information has been provided on any possible suspects.

The investigation is currently ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator J.D. Harris at 919-560-4440 ext. 29120, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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