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Smithfield Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Posted December 17, 2002 2:47 a.m. EST

— Detectives are investigating a shooting Monday night that left one person dead and another in the hospital.

A spokesman for the police department identified the dead man as 51-year-old Everette Smith.

The other man, identified as Anthony Thacker, reportedly was at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, paralyzed from the waist down.

According to a report, Smith and Thacker were arguing outside a house on Fayetteville Street around 10:20 p.m. when they started shooting at each other. A police spokesman said at least four shots were fired.

No charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon, though the case still was being investigated.