According to a news release from the Hamlet Police Department, the police are actively looking for a suspect in a homicide. The murder occurred inside the city at the north side Circle B Convenience Store on N.C. 177. Authorities initially charged one man in the shooting; however, video evidence proved he was not the shooter, and he was released from custody.
At the time of this report, the deceased family members had not been notified; therefore, the name of the victim has not been released yet. The body was taken to Chapel Hill for an autopsy, so authorities can learn more to aid in their investigation.
The news release is asking if anyone has any information regarding this homicide investigation to please contact the police department at 910-582-2551, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.