Two men fatally shot; police say incidents appear unrelated

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Two Lee County men were shot and killed in unrelated homicides Sunday.

Stacey Lamont Morrison, 31, of Sanford, was fatally shot shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Goldsboro Avenue and Travis Richardson, 30, of Sanford, was fatally shot at 11:58 p.m. in the 2800 block of Eames Drive, according to Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton.

No arrests have been made.

"At this time, we don't believe [the shootings are related], but we are checking into it," Layton said.

No other injuries were reported during the two shootings, and both of the weapons used in the incidents were handguns, he said.

Morrison, of Maple Avenue, was shot at least once and taken to the Central Carolina Hospital Emergency Department, where he later died from his injuries, according to Layton.

Mary Fox, Morrison's aunt, said he was a truck driver with a caring personality.

"He was a sweet, outgoing person," she said. "He wouldn't hurt a fly."

Fox said she didn't have any information about the shooting or what happened that night.

This is the second shooting in the 1300 block of Goldsboro Avenue since Oct. 20.

Richardson, who, according to Layton, "did stay at the [Eames Drive] apartments," was taking courses at Central Carolina Community College, according to his Facebook page.

Family members and friends expressed their condolences, prayers and support on various social media pages after news of the shooting.

"My prayers is out for y'all," said one person. "Travis is family to me. We go back since elementary [school]. I'm so hurt, I don't really know what to say. I just wish that I can call him and say 'What's up Trav' one last time."

Several shots were hurled into the apartment, and Richardson was struck by the gunfire, according to Layton. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.