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Man killed after exchanging gunfire with armed intruders in NC; second man dies at hospital

Police Line Crime Scene. (Tony Webster/WikiCommons)

A man was killed and a girl injured in a home invasion Wednesday night after two men burst into a Milton Drive home and began shooting, Fayetteville police said.

The male resident returned fire, according to lawmen, and some time later a second man with a fatal gunshot wound was dropped off at hospital in a neighboring county.

It was not immediately known if the home invasion and hospital deaths were related, according to a news release from the Fayetteville Police Department.

The home invasion was reported at 8:05 p.m. in the 6300 block of Milton Drive in the Arran Hills neigh.

When officers arrived they found a man dead and a juvenile girl injured. The girl was taken to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the release said.

More than an hour later, according to recorded police radio traffic, another adult male with a gunshot wound was dropped off in cardiac arrest at a hospital in a neighboring county. He ultimately died, the release said. The person who dropped him off left the hospital after doing so, the radio traffic indicates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Arrington at 910-580-8798 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted electronically by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org or by downloading the free “P3 Tips” app available on your device’s app store.

The Milton Drive death is the 19th homicide investigation in the city this year.

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