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Randolph Sheriff's Officials Searching for Murder Suspect

Posted June 22, 2007 10:25 p.m. EDT

— Randolph County Sheriff's officials are searching for a man they believe killed two people in Asheboro Friday.

The suspect is known as Hugo Lopez, officials said.

At about 11 a.m. Friday, Randolph County 911 Communications received a call, which was reported as a family fight on Crestview Church Road in Asheboro.

Upon arrival, sheriff’s officials discovered that two victims had been shot. The men were later pronounced dead at the scene by Randolph County Emergency Service Personnel, officials said.

The victims were both Hispanic males identified as David Vasquez Benitez of 1341 Randolph Tabernacle Road, Asheboro, and Juan Gabriel Macias Fernandez of 1245 Old liberty Road, Asheboro, officials said.

The investigation is continuing with help from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Officials said their suspect, Lopez, is about 6 feet tall, has a very distinctive scar on his front neck area from a surgery at birth and may be driving a brown two-tone Ford truck.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.