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Authorities: Two killed in murder-suicide at Henderson BP

Posted December 19, 2013
Updated December 20, 2013

Shots were fired Dec. 19, 2013, at a BP store in Vance County. (Arielle Clay / WRAL)

— A 28-year-old Henderson woman died late Thursday after being shot inside a Vance County BP station by a man who subsequently turned the gun on himself, authorities said. 

According to authorities, Brooke Patrice Lewis entered the store, which is about a mile south of Henderson on N.C. Highway 39 South, at about 8 p.m. seeking refuge from Shawn O'Brian Henry, 31.

Henry, also of Henderson, followed Lewis inside and shot her before shooting himself, investigators said. 

The manager of the South Vance Food Mart told WRAL News that the pair had been arguing outside the store prior to the shooting. Following the shooting, a crowd gathered at the store. 

Some were crying, some were screaming and some circled to pray outside the store.

Authorities did not release more details about the incident.

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  • jwerdman Dec 20, 2:21 p.m.

    Hopefully this will encourage the citizens of Henderson to stand up and say they've had enough. Take back your city from all this!

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 20, 12:53 p.m.

    "This man has mental issues and hopefully the judge will put him away for awhile".......

    Yeah, it's probably going to be a while after they put him in the ground.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 20, 12:32 p.m.

    Here is another gun shooting and the person should not have had the loaded gun in hands in the first place. This man has mental issues and hopefully the judge will put him away for awhile.

    678devilish
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    Hopefully after the judge grants your wish of putting the DEAD GUY in jail, they'll get you enrolled in some reading comprehension classes. The original article and this updated verison both state murder and wait for it.......suicide

  • WFgunOwner Dec 20, 12:32 p.m.

    "This man has mental issues and hopefully the judge will put him away for awhile"....... He is dead.

  • 678devilish Dec 20, 11:56 a.m.

    woman ran inside, the man followed her and shot her then himself,

    Here is another gun shooting and the person should not have had the loaded gun in hands in the first place. This man has mental issues and hopefully the judge will put him away for awhile.

  • bdu4dals2 Dec 20, 8:46 a.m.

    So many shootings these days, what ever happened to getting angry and having a good old fashioned throw down. Do people just not have the guts to deal with problems anymore? Shooting should be the unltimate last resort.