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Man shot and killed at Harrells Raceway


HARRELLS, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say they have someone they want to talk to about the shooting death of another man at a rural North Carolina racetrack.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton told multiple media outlets he was not ready to release the name of the person of interest.

Authorities say 29-year-old Timothy McKoy of Garland was gunned down after an argument Sunday in the parking lot of Harrells Raceway.

Thornton says the drag races scheduled for Sunday night were canceled after the shooting.

The sheriff says his deputies don't answer a lot of calls at the track, but he asked the owner Monday to beef up security.

The raceway is privately owned and isn't sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association or regulated by the state.

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