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Civilian Shot Near Fort Bragg Dies

Posted June 15, 2005 6:08 a.m. EDT

— 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.