Authorities say they found 28-year-old Eric Lamont Bradley with a gunshot wound lying outside a home in the 200 block of Old Shaw Road, after they responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. Friday.
Bradley told police there was another man inside the house who was shot. Police found 24-year-old Johnathan Vincent Grimes deceased.
A third shooting victim, 34-year-old Tommy Webb, later arrived at the local hospital seeking medical help.
Police say they do not believe anyone else was involved in the shooting.
James Warfield lives next door and says he heard six to eight shots that seemed to come from a handgun.
"Gunshots woke me up," he said. "I fell to the floor. When the police cars got here, I came outside and got him inside. I knew everything was over by then anyway."
One of the victims managed to get out of the apartment and make his way over to some nearby steps. According to residents, that's where EMS worked on him. Police are familiar with the apartment complex because it is the second time in seven months someone was shot and killed there.
In October, police say 36-year-old Ernest Rogers was shot in apartment 227. He later died from his wounds at the hospital.
"This case is not connected in any way to the case that happened today with the shooting today," Fayetteville police spokesperson Gavin MacRoberts said.
Friday afternoon authorities issued a first-degree murder arrest warrant for 20-year-old Kenneth Burch. Police say he shot and killed Rogers.
The men, who survived Friday morning's shootings, remain hospitalized. Police say they will have to question them before deciding what charges will be filed.