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Two 16-year-olds found shot dead in Graham wooded area

Police said it started with a shooting at Graham Village Apartments. They found an 18-year-old shot. Hours later, they found two bodies in the woods.

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Police found two 16-year-old boys shot to death and an 18-year-old wounded in Graham on Thursday.

It started with reports of a shooting at Graham Village Apartments on East Hanover Road. They found the 18-year-old shot in the parking lot. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

Hours later, officers found the bodies of two 16-year-old boys in the woods behind the complex.  

Graham police believe the victims could be related. WFMY News 2's Grace Holland spoke to the aunt of one of the victims. 

“From what I understand, he wasn't even supposed to go to the party and he went anyway. I hate it because he wasn't about that life. He was a good dude, and he was a good dude. And now we have to wait to find out what's going on or what happened. What happened,” said the aunt of one of the teens who was killed. “Speak up. It is ok to speak up. Do not be scared to speak up, it is okay. We need justice. He was 16 years old. He did not deserve that.”

We aren’t releasing the aunt’s name because police haven’t identified the victims.

Police said they are still trying to identify a suspect in this case.

Graham officers, Burlington police, deputies from Alamance County Sheriff's Office, agents with NC SBI, the medical examiner's office, and representatives of the Alamance County District Attorney's Office were all on the scene. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 336-570-6711 and speak directly to Captain Flood with the Criminal Investigations Division.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.

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