North Carolina

16-year-old charged in shooting that killed 18-year-old, injured brother, NC cops say

A 16-year old has been charged after an 18-year-old was killed, his brother critically injured and a 16-year-old shot at a North Carolina hotel, media outlets report.

The brothers were found shot inside a hotel room at the Econo Lodge Hotel on Horner Boulevard in Sanford around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, according to WRAL.

Davion Orlando Newby, 18, was “pronounced dead at the scene,” WTVD reported, and his 19-year old brother, Rahki Orentheo Newby, was airlifted to the hospital and is in critical condition.

A 16-year-old was also shot in the abdomen, police discovered during an investigation, according to WTVD.

Randall Joseph Craven, 16, has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a minor, WNCN reported.

He is being held without bond, according to WNCN.

Sanford is about 50 miles from Raleigh.

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.