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Man shot in Creedmoor, two arrested after manhunt

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CREEDMOOR — Police have arrested two men in connection to a shooting that left one man with serious injuries Tuesday morning.

According to a post on the city of Creedmoor's Facebook page, Creedmoor police responded to a shooting on Lyon Street at 10:43 a.m.

The victim, Leroy "Frank" Sanders, 27, of Creedmoor, was lying in the road. He had been shot multiple times, the post said.

Granville County EMS took Sanders to Duke University Hospital. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, he was in surgery, police said.

Sanders identified his shooter as Tyrone Deshawn Holley of Butner, the post said. Witnesses told police that Holley was a passenger in a black four-door Lexus, and a notice was sent to area law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle and suspect.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., an officer with Butner Public Safety saw the vehicle near West C Street in Butner, according to Chief Danny Roberts.

Creedmoor Police on Facebook said the officer stopped the vehicle, and the passenger ran off into a wooded area while the driver fled in the vehicle.

Police and deputies established a perimeter in the area and shortly after 2 p.m. located Holley, 23, as well as the suspected driver, 18-year-old Isaiah Malik Sanford, of Butner.

In a statement, Creedmoor Police Chief Keith King said: "These apprehensions were possible because of the swift response and sharing of information by Creedmoor Police officers, the great awareness and vigilance of the Butner Public Safety officers, the assistance of the Granville and Durham County Sheriff's Offices, and Durham and Oxford Police Department K-9 Units."

Investigators are working to determine a motive. Charges are pending on Holley and Sanford.