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Two women facing attempted murder charges in shooting

Posted July 1, 2020 5:42 p.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2020 10:46 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police have charged two women in the shooting of two other women on Tuesday.

Alexa Lara, 23, of Lumber Bridge and Tamera Gould, 25, of Fayetteville have both been charged with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflict serious injury and felony conspiracy. As of Wednesday evening, Fayetteville police said neither has been arrested.

Police said the shooting happened Tuesday at the intersection of Murchison Road and Bragg Boulevard. The two women who were shot were found in a vehicle that had stopped in a left turn lane. Both were rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

The names of the victims have not been released. They have since been released from the hospital.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from a domestic disturbance. More charges were likely to follow regarding other vehicles that were also struck at the intersection.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is asked to contact Det. H. Vernon with the Aggravated Assault Unit at (910) 758-6700 or Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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