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Civilian Shot Near Fort Bragg Dies

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A civilian, who Fort Bragg military police found shot Tuesday night, has died, a spokeswoman for the military base said Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said 44-year-old Francisco L. Batista was shot two times near Mott Lake in the Fort Bragg training areas while he was raking pine straw. He died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

There are no suspects at this time. The case is still under investigation.

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