Names of victims released in Thursday shooting
Vance County Sheriff Peter White has released the names of two people shot to death on Thursday evening.
White confirmed Friday morning Brooke Patrice Lewis and Shawn O’Brian Henry were found by deputies in the BP gas station and convenience store at 2868 N.C. 39 South. The discovery was made about 8 p.m. after a telephone call to 911 from the location.
According to White, deputies were directed by a store clerk into the store and found both Lewis, a 28-year-old of McNair Circle in Henderson, and Henry, a 31-year-old of Springwood Drive in Henderson, unresponsive.
After investigating, White said Lewis and Henry had arrived at the store together, with Lewis running in “seeking refuge.” Henry shot Lewis and then turned the gun on himself.
According to White, no motive has been established for the murder-suicide.