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Two sought for questioning in fatal Hope Mills shooting

Posted January 21, 2015 2:13 p.m. EST

Willie Jeffrey Clark, Jr. and LaMarious JaRon Brown (right).

— Authorities in Cumberland County are searching for two men who may have information about a double fatal shooting that happened last week during a party at a home in Hope Mills.

Deputies were called to a home on Gumberry Court shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 11.

Tanishia Graham, 32, and Izaak Bridges, 21, were killed in the shooting, and five other people were wounded. Investigators believe the incident was not a drive-by shooting, but that it happened at the party.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Willie Jeffrey Clark Jr., of the 400 block of Moore Street, Fayetteville, and LaMarious JaRon Brown, of the 700 block of Blackwell Street, Fayetteville, may have information that could assist investigators.

Clark, 25, is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both forearms. Brown, 18, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a tattoo of a rose on his right forearm.

They are wanted for questioning only, authorities said.

Anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-321-6592.