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Two people killed in Jacksonville robbery attempt

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Police say two people were shot and killed while trying to rob a Jacksonville home.

Three people living at the home told police that they were attacked by intruders when they got home just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

All three residents were taken to the hospital and have been released. Police have not given details on how the alleged burglars died or released their names.

Police are still investigating and said they planned to release more details later.

The shooting marked the second time in a week an occupant has killed an alleged intruder in Onslow County.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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