Teen charged in double murder in Sanford

Namique Shamond Farrow in a photo from Sanford Police.

SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — Sanford police say that a teen was charged Saturday evening in a double murder shooting that happened early Saturday.

The incident was first reported just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday, when police responded to a residence at the 1400 block of Goldsboro Avenue in reference to a shots fired call.

Upon arrival, police discovered that a man was shot and was lying on the ground outside the residence.

Other officers then went to Central Carolina Hospital and learned there were two additional gunshot victims.

Those two victims were transported separately by personal vehicles from Goldsboro Avenue, Sanford Police said.

The first victim, Randy Curtis Kinney, 35, of Sanford, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel, Sanford Police said in a press release.

The second victim, Shawn Porter Hooker, 37, of Sanford, died later at the hospital from a gunshot wound, police said.

The third victim, identified as Phillip Rayshaun Graham, 28 of Sanford, was shot in his lower legs and was treated for non-life threatening injuries at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.

Namique Shamond Farrow, 18, of 213 Hickory Avenue, Sanford was charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill, police said Saturday night.

Farrow was placed in Lee County Jail under no bond and will make his first court appearance on Tuesday, police said.

The case remains under investigation.


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