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South Brunswick football standout dies in overnight shooting

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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) -- South Brunswick High School running back Marcus Hankins was shot and killed in an overnight shooting in Bolivia.

Hankins was transported to the Brunswick Community Hospital Emergency Room and pronounced dead. Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Hankins was at a private social event at the Democratic Headquarters when he was shot.

Hankins was a senior at South Brunswick and was set to graduate in a few weeks. Principal Wayne Price says Hankins was a great kid and athlete.

"We send out our condolences to not only his family, but also his family here at school, because spending four years at this school, he has built a lot of friendships," Price said.

Price says that because Marcus was so popular and well liked, he expects many students to need the help of grief counselors.

"Everybody's going to be sad about our loss, but we're going to try our best and hold our heads up and try to make Marcus proud of us," Price said.

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