Detectives in at least three North Carolina cities are already investigating their first murders of 2013.
Fayetteville Police say the city's first homicide of 2013 happened just two hours after the new year began. Investigators say doctors at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center called them after someone with a gunshot wound was taken to the hospital around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the man died in surgery less than two hours later.
Police have figured out where the victim was when he was shot, but haven't given a time the shooting took place or a motive. The victim's name was not released.
Johnston County deputies say a 19-year-old man has been killed in a shooting during a New Year's party in Clayton. Investigators said three people were shot in the parking lot of the American Legion building around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies say friends took Daniel Laboy Jr. to a nearby hospital was he was pronounced dead. The other two people shot are expected to survive. Their names were not released as officers continue to investigate the shooting.
Investigators haven't said whether there are any suspects or given a motive for the shooting.
In Durham, investigators say 33-year-old Kinta Newman was shot around 3 a.m. Tuesday. His friends brought him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are looking for a dark-colored Cadillac that was seen in the area around the time Newman was killed. A motive for the slaying has not been released.