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Woman shot dead in park south of downtown Durham                                                            

Durham police are investigating the shooting death of a woman in the 1300 block of South Roxboro Street early Thursday morning.

Police located the unidentified lady around 1:40 a.m. A press statement said she was unconscious and died at the scene.

The statement did not disclose how many times she was shot, where she was located, or whether authorities had any suspects.

The site is south of the Durham Freeway, next to Hillside Park.                                                                                        

Police have blocked off a section of the park while they look into the woman's death, according to ABC11, The News & Observer's media partner.

According to police figures, there have been fewer shootings overall this year than at this same time last year.

197 persons have been shot in Durham as of October 8 this year, including 33 fatalities and 164 non-fatalities.

As of Oct. 8, the city had 34 murders, down from 39 last year but up from 24 the year before.                                                    

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