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Police charge 3, seek 2 in music party shooting

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BUTNER — Officers Friday released the names of five men accused of firing guns last month at a music party in Butner, injuring two people. 

Three of the suspects have been arrested. Butner Public Safety identified those suspects as Joshua Lamont Glover Sr., 40; Joshua Lamont Glover Jr., 20; and Armonde Raheem Landis, 19. Each either turned themselves in or were arrested while appearing in court on an unrelated charge this week. 

Antrown Lamont Nickerson, 37, and Amani King, 18, remain at large, according to authorities. 

All five suspects are facing two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and two counts of shooting into a moving vehicle.

The shooting happened April 19 during a rap music artist release party at Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant in Butner, a press release from Butner's public safety department said. Investigators believe the shooting happened outside the venue when two groups began shooting at each other.

Officials said two victims were shot and treated for non-life threatening injuries at Duke University Hospital. Police said a reported third victim that was mentioned in a release last month had not been shot, but was treated for a puncture wound after believing he had been shot.

Authorities are continuing to withhold the victims' identities, Sgt. Nicholas L. Williams with Butner Public Safety said. Seven vehicles and the restaurant were also struck by gunfire. More than 70 shell casings were found at the scene. 

More than 100 people were at the scene at the time of the incident. Officers from the Granville County Sheriff's Office and the Creedmoor Police Department responded and assisted Butner Public Safety with crowd control, officials said.

Glover Sr., of Creedmoor, was held under a $540,000 secured bond at the Granville County Detention Center. Records show he bonded out Wednesday.

Glover Jr., of Roxboro, had a $350,000 secured bond at the Durham County Detention Center. Records show he bonded out Tuesday.

Landis, also of Creedmoor, also has a $540,000 secured bond and is at Granville County Detention Center.

Anyone with information on the wherabouts of the other two suspects, Nickerson and King, is asked to call Sgt. N.L. Williams at 919-575-6561, ext. 111. 

Mugshots of the suspects were not provided.