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Man charged with murder 3 months after 6 youths were shot dead and 2 killed in stolen SUV in Durham, police say

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DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Authorities have charged a 21-year-old man with murder, more than three months after six teenagers were shot dead in a stolen SUV, resulting in two deaths.

Durham Police said Thursday Keon Rayquan Beal has been charged with two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder combined with the shooting at about 3 a.m. on December 13 on Mathison Street, Durham.

Police say Beal is not yet in custody and are actively citing the investigation with the possibility of further charges. Officials are currently searching for Beal and are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

Police said Isaiah Carrington, 19, of Durham, along with a 15-year-old girl, were killed in the shooting. Durham Public Schools identified the girl as Ariuna Cotton, a student at Hillside High School.

The other victims of the shooting are a 17-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. A 15-year-old boy who was also in the car was not injured. All were not identified because they were minors.

In addition, the Hyundai Santa Fe they occupied was reported stolen on Dec. 12 from a Durham location, police said.

Durham Police confirmed that the shooting did not appear to be a random incident on the day of the incident. Officials are still investigating the case and it remains active, a news release said Thursday.

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DUSTIN JONES

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