Family members of the girl shot Wednesday morning say she is home from the hospital after being shot in the leg.
TIM PULLIAM: The girl is home from the hospital after being shot in the leg.
The aftermath of the shooting is disturbing. This 13-year-old girl being wheeled from her home by Durham EMS, suffering from a gunshot wound. At the time, she was lying in her bed.
RENITA SHAW: When I found out, I was like, "Are you serious? Come on. Like, no! No!"
TIM PULLIAM: Renita Shaw knows the impact of gun violence too well. On August 31 last year, her 20-year-old son Almon died from a single gunshot wound at the Extended Stay off Highway 55. His killer is still out there. Shaw tells me she hurts every day.
RENITA SHAW: Sometimes it makes you want to lash out, cry. Sometimes I want to run away.
TIM PULLIAM: Take a look at the latest number of shootings in Durham over the last three months compared to this time last year. The number of people shot, both fatal and non-fatal, are similar to 2020's numbers. Behind each statistic a grieving family.
Shaw co-founded the group Guns Down Hearts Up to combat the problem and the perpetrators.
RENITA SHAW: How can we stop what you're doing? How can we give you a whole different path?
TIM PULLIAM: Is that the motivation of your group?
RENITA SHAW: Yes.
TIM PULLIAM: Durham Police says currently it's making officers more visible in crime-prone neighborhoods. Its Violent Crime Taskforce is focused on shootings, partnering with the Intelligence and Gang Unit, as well as community partners.
DPD is also offering a cash reward for strong tips.
Tonight, the person who shot the 13-year-old girl is still on the run.
RENITA SHAW: Turn yourself in. Get help. Because you're gonna lead yourself on to destruction.
Tim Pulliam, ABC11 Eyewitness News.