AYDEN, N.C. (WNCT) — Ayden police are investigating a shooting that killed two men Wednesday night.

Officials said they responded to Le Le Convenient Mart at 4448 Lee Street on Wednesday at 7:14 p.m. in reference to a possible gunshot victim. Officers found two men who had been shot. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported to ECU Health Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Ayden police said Thursday afternoon the victims were Walter Kyle Irving Cooley, 26, and Keenan Damond Smith, 25, both of Winterville. No further information was available as the investigation continued.

WNCT’s Kelly Hunter reports a candlelight vigil was scheduled to be held Thursday night at the convenience store. A time had not been set as of noon.

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Information can also be given to Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.