Police are investigating a second fatal attack in approximately less than 48 hours, with the most recent being in the Hillsdale area on the northeast side of the city.
Officers at 10:42 p.m. on Friday responded to the 1500 block of Charter Drive in response to a report of an aggravated assault and found out two people were injured, police said in a press release.
A 20-year-old man died at the scene and a 51-year-old man was transported to Nash UNC Health Care, police said.
Police said the names of the two are being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
The other homicide can be traced back to officers responding at 11:14 p.m. on Wednesday to a report of an aggravated assault in the 200 block of Union Street in the Little Raleigh area.
A 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman both were transported to Nash UNC Health Care, police said.
The man died as a result of his injuries, police said.
The names of the two have still not yet been released.
Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina told the Telegram in an email that the sheriff's office has in custody a person who was brought in during the early morning hours in connection with a recent homicide police are investigating.
Medina referred further questions seeking information back to police.
The press release from police contained prepared remarks from Chief George Robinson saying the recent homicides were not random and saying the victims were either targeted or had familiarity with the suspects.
Robinson in the prepared remarks said police have made significant progress in the two cases and hope to bring some closure to the families of the victims.
Attempts to obtain additional information from police about the two cases were unsuccessful.