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Investigators asked the public for help in finding whoever killed two people and shot five others in North Carolina early Sunday. Authorities provided few details about the shootings, which took place about 2 a.m. ET at a house party in Hope Mills, about 10 miles southwest of Fayetteville.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office identified the people who were killed as Tanishia Graham, 32, and Izaak Bridges, 21, but said the five other victims' identities weren't being released. It said in a statement only that the investigation was continuing Sunday night.

Nikita McCray, who lives in the neighborhood, told NBC station WNCN of Raleigh that the home was a popular gathering spot drinking and socializing.

"In our house, we can hear the partying in the bathroom on the back side of the house," she said. "It was pretty much every weekend that they were partying, just about. You could tell it was a good bit of people."


— M. Alex Johnson