Authorities: Brother of murdered 5-year-old girl shot to death

HOKE COUNTY, North Carolina -- The brother of a 5-year-old girl murdered in Cumberland County was shot to death in Hoke County on Wednesday night, authorities said.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office said Chavez Christian Lockhart, 20, was shot in the area of Mockingbird Road and Heron Drive in Raeford around 9:40 p.m.

Lockhart is the half-brother of Shaniya Davis, who was killed in 2009.

5-year-old Shaniya Davis

Mario McNeill was convicted and sentenced to death for killing the 5-year-old.

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No arrests have been made in Lockhart's shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at (910) 875-5111.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. Click here to learn more. null
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