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A 17-year-old teenager is reportedly the main suspect behind the fatal shooting of two teens from North Carolina according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A petition has reportedly been filed against the teenager who remains unnamed as of this writing. The individual is facing two counts of first-degree murder for the slaying of Lyric Woods and Devin Clark.

The bodies of the 14 and 18-year-old victims respectively were found near a power-line easement.

“Through the hard work of my investigators, along with the assistance of personnel from many other law enforcement agencies, we have identified a suspect in this case,” Sheriff Charles Blackwood said in a statement. “We will now work with local, state, and federal authorities to apprehend and present the suspect to the court system.”

In North Carolina, 16- and 17-year-old criminals are not automatically tried as adults. However, the case could be moved to the Supreme Court if there is probable cause or notice of indictment, the sheriff added.

Woods is a freshman at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough and was initially reported missing by his stepfather on Saturday afternoon. This was after he noticed the female freshman missing from her room.

A police dog was eventually able to track Woods in the woods. An unnamed neighbor also added seeing Woods enter a vehicle at around 3:00 a.m. per authorities.

On the other hand, Clark was a senior and football player at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane. He was reported missing by his family on Sunday, shortly after his body was found.

Another unnamed person near the crime scene claims to hear at least 15 gunshots at the time.

Memorial services for the two teens have been set up. The father of Woods has offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of the killer.

“$10,000.00 reward to the capture of the ones responsible for my granddaughter’s murder! Cash! I need results!” Stan Dean posted on his social media account.

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