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2 Dead in Shooting at Southern Pines Home

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Authorities are conducting an investigation following the discovery of two bodies at a Southern Pines home.

On Monday, police responded to a call about an aggravated assault at 635 West Iowa Ave. When officers arrived, they found Phaedra Renee McCrimmon, 34, of Cameron shot multiple times and lying on a porch. She was taken to First Health Moore Regional Emergency Department and subsequently airlifted to UNC Hospitals, where she later died.

Police also found the body of 42-year-old Herbert Recee McNeill Jr. Police said McNeill, who lives at the residence, died of a single gunshot wound.

Authorities have not released a possible motive for the shooting. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Southern Pines police at 910-692-7031 or CrimeStoppers at 910-295-8878.