Deputies investigate fatal shooting

RAEFORD, N.C.

Officials responded to a shooting on Doc Brown Road in Raeford just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They found 33-year-old Royal Wyatt Jr., of Raeford, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators said Wyatt was assaulted by several suspects prior to the shooting, but they have not yet determined a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hoke County Sheriff's Office.

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