Police ID 2 people killed in Raleigh hotel shooting

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Police have released this image of two suspects in the shootings.

Raleigh police said two people were found dead after reports of a shooting at a hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall.

The victims have been identified as April Lynn Holland, 22, and Dwayne Garvey, 27.

The scene unfolded just before 5 a.m. at Americas Best Value Inn Crabtree in the 3900 block of Arrow Drive.

The victims were identified as April Lynn Holland, 22, and Dwayne Garvey, 27.



Homicide detectives are investigating. On Friday afternoon, police released a surveillance photo of two suspects in the case.

A hotel representative told our crew on the scene no guests are being allowed in or out of the hotel.

Heavy law enforcement outside the Americas Best Value Inn Crabtree in Raleigh



Hannah Johnson rushed to the hotel when she saw a Facebook post about the double shooting involving her friend, April Holland.

"They love their kids. They were trying their hardest to get through stuff," Johnson told ABC11.
Johnson said the couple was homeless and had been staying at the hotel for about a month.

"I feel bad because she wanted her kids back," she said, adding that Holland had three children.

"Her babies. Now they're not gonna have their mama," Johnson said.

Blue Ridge Road was closed between the eastern entrance of Crabtree Valley Mall and Crabtree Valley Avenue but reopened around 6:30 a.m. There is still major police activity in the area, though.


Anyone who believes they may know the identify of either of the suspects or who believes they have seen them since approximately 5 a.m. Friday is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or by visiting raleighcrimestoppers.org for email and text reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

ABC11's Gloria Rodriguez contributed to this report.

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