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Man shot to death in Harnett County

Posted July 6, 2008 9:53 p.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2008 10:56 a.m. EDT

— Harnett County sheriff deputies are investigating a fatal shooting.

It happened at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 535 Milton Welch in Sanford.

Upon arrival, deputies found Josh Barnes Batts, 67, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Batts’ body was sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Anyone with information on Batts' death is asked to call the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office at 910-893-9111.