5 people shot, killed in southeast NC home identified by sheriff

Officials with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office have released the names of the five people shot and killed in a Clinton home early on Thursday morning, according to news partners at WLOS in Asheville.

Deputies were called to the home off Garland Highway just before 1 a.m. for a homicide. According to WLOS, there were five people found at the scene dead from gunshot wounds.

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WLOS reports the sheriff identified the five victims as Alfonza Jeffers, 78, from Clinton; Lamar Williams, 58, from Rose Hill; Dagoberto Lopez, 33, from Garland; Hector Salazar Lopez, 39 from Garland; and Jamie Lynn Rowland, 47, from Clinton.

The sheriff did not give any information about a suspect late on Friday but told reporters they are speaking with some people of interest, according to WLOS.

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