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Victims identified in weekend shooting

Posted July 1, 2008
Updated July 2, 2008

— The residence where two people were killed over the weekend was operating as a brothel, Raleigh police said Tuesday. But they could comment if it was connected to a motive behind the slayings.

Meanwhile, investigators are still searching for two men believed to be responsible.

Marco Antonio Alvarez-Martinez, 19, and Gregorio Lopez-Estrada, 23, died of gunshot wounds as a result of a shooting at 316 Sunnybrook Road Saturday afternoon.

Two others, Aquillino Padilla-Meza, 26, and Angelica Avendano-Pereda, 20, were injured.

Investigators say two men fled the scene in a dark-blue minivan, believed to be a late '90s model with untinted or lightly tinted windows.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic mam in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build and light complexion. He had short, curly hair and was clean shaven. He wore a white T-shirt and blue jeans, and police described his clothing was described as “very clean.”

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a very dark complexion. He weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He had short, curly hair and was clean shaven. He wore a black polo-style shirt with yellow horizontal stripes.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • craziecrafter Jul 1, 2008

    A brothel. Huh....someone must of been disappointed with customer service.

  • Ihaveafewquestions Jul 1, 2008

    Why is it that when a violent crime (such as a homicide) occurs in our area it's not a big deal (or even bad) unless it occurs in Durham? Whenever I look at this blog after someone is shot or killed in Durham, I see a ton of "here we go again" or "another one bites the dust" statements. But when it happens elsewhere (especially Raleigh), it's just "something that happened". The people that use this blog like that are irresponsible. Most of you have never even been to Durham or you would realize that the vast majority of this city is very safe. This rash of homicides, and robberies by the dozens in Raleigh is something you'd better start speaking out about (in the same way you do Durham's crime). Ignoring it, or acting like it's just not a big deal will only blind you to the facts that are occurring right in front of your faces. Each one of them is a tragedy to the individuals and families, not just the ones that occur outside of Raleigh's city limits.

  • dsal68 Jul 1, 2008

    A lot of the girl "working" there are held against their will. A friend of mine was brought by one of her fathers "friend". Since he knew she wanted to study, he promised the father he was going to help her. The "friend" had taken her visa away from her once they where here. I do not know if she was force to "work", she never told me and I just neverd asked. When father found out, he called his "connections" and his friend was force to let her go. And no, it wasn't NC, this was Texas.

  • Kurlley Jul 1, 2008

    WOW...a brothel

  • doodad Jul 1, 2008

    I didn't know we still used the word brothel.