Victim found dead on Lumberton road

Lumberton, NC - LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - Robeson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a Sunday morning homicide after the victim's brother found him lying on a Lumberton roadway.

According to Robeson County Maj. Howard Branch, Rafael Regino, 29, was found on NC-72 near Philadephus Road around 3 a.m. Sunday. Regino was last seen about an hour earlier at the El Tenampa Nightclub in Lumberton.

Investigators say Regino called his brother around 2:30 a.m. and said he had been shot. The brother went looking for him and found him dead.

The shooting remains under investigation at this time.

Copyright 2010 WMBF News. All rights reserved.