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Man killed, woman injured in attempted murder-suicide

Posted December 18, 2010 11:25 a.m. EST

— Vance County authorities said that an attempted murder-suicide outside a Henderson business Saturday morning left a woman injured and a man dead.

Sheriff Peter White said that around 7:30 a.m., Marcus Antwan Hammie, 26, pulled a gun on Shandria Shaw, 25, outside her workplace, ACS at 145 Technology Lane in Triangle Vance business park. Shaw was shot multiple times.

Hammie, of Henderson, then shot himself once, the sheriff said. He died of his injuries.

Shaw, of Norlina, was flown to Duke University Hospital in Durham, where she was undergoing surgery.

White said that investigators have not yet determined a motive in the case but believe that Shaw and Hammie were in a relationship.

Investigators were talking to the sole witness to the shooting.