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2 dead in east Raleigh shooting

Posted December 4, 2015 5:11 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2015 3:41 p.m. EST

— Two people died Friday in a shooting in east Raleigh.

Police were called to the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Trawick Road just after 1:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found the body of Rakim Marquis Lofton, 22, of Raleigh. .

A woman, identified at Khadijah Shantell Carney, 21, of Apex, was also found in a car at the scene. She was taken to nearby WakeMed, where she died.

In a 911 call, a man said that he saw a person laying in the middle of the street while a Mitsubishi Galant was parked in the middle of the road. The caller said that he saw a gun on the scene, laying next to the body on the ground.

Trawick Road was closed between New Bern Avenue and Lake Woodard Drive until almost 11 a.m.

Anybody with information about the crime is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.