Father and son murdered

July 7, 2009 7:39:19 AM PDT
The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a double murder that happened late Tuesday night at an apartment on Watauga Road. Witnesses said they heard multiple shots and called police. When officers arrived, they found two people dead inside 5008 D Watauga Road.

The dead were identified as a father and son. Joe Hawkins - a Navy veteran in his 50s - and his son Alexis Hawkins - possibly in his 20s were both shot to death.

Investigators didn't know the motive for the attack. Witnesses reported seeing a Suburban and an extended cab pickup truck leaving the area soon after it happened.