3 children shot in separate incidents in Durham

Shooting on E. Weaver Street in Durham on July 15, 2020. (Photo: WTVD)

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Police say three children were wounded in two separate shootings in a North Carolina city in a four-hour span.

Durham police said one adult and two children ages 4 and 8 were found shot at a residence around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Police said the adult and one of the children have critical injuries.

The news release from police also said five adults arrived at local hospitals on their own for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Early Wednesday, officers responding to a call found a 12-year-old and an adult who had been shot.

Authorities say the 12-year-old child has life-threatening injuries.