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Two found dead in burning Robbins home

Posted August 31, 2011

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— Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found Monday afternoon inside a burning house in Robbins.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired from a house at 581 E. Lake St. Monday afternoon found the house ablaze, officials said Wednesday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and found two bodies inside. They have been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill for identification and to determine the cause of death, officials said.

A 2-year-old child who was in the home at the time was rescued by a neighbor and treated at the scene, officials said.

A man who reportedly was shot at while fleeing the home was taken to a Raleigh hospital for treatment, officials said. His identity hasn't been released, and his condition was unknown.

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  • da Brute Aug 31, 2011

    It's the new trend.."Kill and burn".

  • Proud Wife and Mother Aug 31, 2011

    scubagirl, my thoughts exactly.

  • Scubagirl Aug 31, 2011

    just a little too many dead bodies in burning homes lately

  • Elem-Teach Aug 31, 2011

    Why on earth did it take so long for officers to respond? The perps had enough time to flee AND set a fire AND get it going good? Thank GOD the neighbor was there... It takes a village...

    All that could have been done in the amount of time it took to make the 911 call, especially if any accelerant was used.

  • twnluv Aug 31, 2011

    Why on earth did it take so long for officers to respond? The perps had enough time to flee AND set a fire AND get it going good? Thank GOD the neighbor was there... It takes a village...

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 31, 2011

    What in the world. Glad someone was brave enough to get the child out.