Fort Bragg soldier killed in early-morning Fayetteville shooting

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) -- A Fort Bragg-based soldier was shot and killed in an early-morning shooting Friday.

Fayetteville Police identified the man as 24-year-old Duane Derek Davis. They initially stated Davis was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, but a military spokesman confirmed he was assigned to Fort Bragg.

Police said Davis was shot just before 5:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Coronada Parkway. They said Davis was in the living room of the home when someone fired several shots into the house.

Davis was critically injured and pronounced dead at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Another unidentified male was in the home. That person was not injured.

Several hours after the shooting, about a dozen bullet markers lined the front yard of the home, from the bushes to the end of the driveway.

Police said Davis had been visiting family, and neighbors said he'd been living with his brother in that rented home for about two months.

Lee McKee, a neighbor, said police were regularly present at the home.

"I wish they would move out of there, you know, cause I'm tired of that mess," said McKee. "Every time you turn around there's some kind of confrontation down here. You know, everybody else is nice and quiet down here, you know -retired people down here."

McKee and several other neighbors said the series of gunshots woke them up around 5:15 a.m.

"I don't like to get in nobody's business, but if it happen right there next to where I'm sleeping at, you know-hey, I'm concerned about that," said McKee.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 549-7326 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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