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NIAGARA FALLS – Two North Carolina residents visiting for a wedding have been charged in the shooting death early Saturday of a 39-year-old city woman.

The shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. on the 1800 block of North Avenue.

Police arrested Richard H. Moore, 50, and Cammesoa M. Williams, 42, both of Winston-Salem, N.C., at the scene.

They are charged with second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of a firearm, Lt. Michael Trane said.

During a confrontation involving the victim, Williams and another woman in an apartment, Moore shot the victim in the abdomen, according to police.

After Moore and Williams briefly left the scene in their rental car, they returned and Williams shot the victim in the buttocks with the same handgun Moore used, police added.

The victim’s name was not released, pending notification of family members.

Moore and Williams had met the victim through a friend, according to police.

Further information was unavailable.

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