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Two men killed in Robeson during shoot-out over loud music, sheriff's office says

Posted February 5, 2018 12:11 p.m. EST
Updated February 5, 2018 1:25 p.m. EST

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— Two people were killed early Sunday when an argument over loud music at a mobile home park erupted into gunfire, leaving both men who had fought over the music dead, authorities said Monday.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said Scott, Chavis, 47, of Shannon, and Dakota Hunt, 18, of Red Springs, were killed during the overnight shooting at Cousins Mobile Home Park.

Authorities said Jody Lee Hunt, 21, and the brother of Dakota Hunt, was shot and wounded during the incident. He was rushed for treatment to the Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he was listed Monday in serious condition, authorities said.

Rescue workers were called to the mobile home park at Charlie Drive and Rennert Road around 2:30 a.m. about gunfire.

Authorities said the two men had apparently argued over music and then confronted each other about a quarter-mile from the mobile home park. The argument led to gunfire, with each man firing a weapon, the sheriff's office said.

Jody Hunt heard the gunfire and ran to the scene, where he also was shot. Authorities said he fired his own weapon during the dispute.

Officials said Chavis died at the scene, while Dakota Hunt was pronounced dead while being taken to the hospital. It was not immediately clear if Jody Hunt would be charged in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact the Homicide Division of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.