Lubbock Woman Killed in Double Homicide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/26/08

Lubbock Woman Killed in Double Homicide

A 36-year old Lubbock woman has been identified as the victim in a double homicide shooting in Clovis, New Mexico. 

The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was traveling with a New Mexico man in a van when they were fatally shot in Clovis. Police say the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Police say the man was 53-year-old Gary Payne of Melrose and the 36-year-old woman is from Lubbock. Her name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Witnesses told police they heard gunshots before the van crashed into a concrete wall Thursday night. Police say one person fled the scene on foot and a pistol was found at the scene.

Payne, the van's driver, was flown to a Lubbock hospital where he was later pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head. The woman, a passenger in the van, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

Clovis police, sheriff's deputies and the district attorney were not immediately available to comment Friday. Tune in to NewsChannel 11 at 10 for the latest details in this case.

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