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Police ID men killed in Fredericksburg shopping center parking lot brawl

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-14 19:00:08-04

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Two people were killed and a third hurt during a fight in the Greenbrier Shopping Center parking lot early Sunday morning. The men were stabbed in the fight which broke out between Jay's Lounge and The Cookout along the 2000 block of Plank Road, according to Fredericksburg Police.

"Police were already on the scene in the large lot when the fight broke out around 2:10 a.m.," police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said. "No suspect is in custody."

About a dozen people were involved in the fight and others also reported being assaulted, though less severely, Bledsoe said.

Police said 29-year-old Anthony Carter of Albany, Georgia, and 30-year-old Mac Hughes of Hampton, Virginia, died at an area hospital.

The third victim, who remains hospitalized, is expected to survive.

"We are looking for anyone who might have cell phone video or images of the fight or other images from earlier in the evening at Jay's or The Cookout," Bledsoe said. "They may not be aware that the fight turned deadly, so they might not know how important those images are."

Police have not yet released information about a possible suspect in the stabbings.

"Multiple investigators have been following up on leads throughout the day. We continue to encourage anyone with information about this case to contact the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540-373-3122," Bledsoe said.

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