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One Dead, One Injured After Sanford Shootings

Posted August 12, 2006 5:58 a.m. EDT

— One man was killed and another was seriously injured in an early-morning shootout, said Sanford police.

According to authorities, officers were called to the corner of Boykin Avenue and Fields Drive at about 2 a.m. Saturday, where they found two men who had sustained gunshot wounds.

Nicholas Palmer, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lambert Thompson, 25, was taken to Central Carolina Hospital and later flown to UNC Hospitals, where he was listed in extremely critical condition early Saturday evening.

Police said Thompson and Palmer, who was related to Thompson's estranged wife, shot each other during a heated argument. Thompson's estranged wife was not harmed.