Victims identified in Lincoln homicide investigation

Victims identified in Lincoln homicide investigation
(Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC)
(Source: Dixon Hayes/WBRC)

LINCOLN, AL (WBRC) - Lincoln police have identified two murder victims in a Saturday night shooting at a mobile home park.

In a news release from Chief Darren Britton on Tuesday, the two victims were identified as Eustacio Alonso Castillo and Oscar Humberto Aguilar.

Police said the two men were shot to death as they were returning home from work Saturday night to their trailer at the Blue Eye Mobile Home Park just off U.S. Highway 78.

Britton said the two were shot before they could even get out of their car.

Police declined to release any further information about the case, including whether or not they think this was a random act or if they believe the two men knew their assailant or were otherwise targeted.

"Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families and friends of the victims," the statement concludes, before asking the public for help in tracking down the whoever may have done it.

Jonathan Hollingsworth, who lives in the trailer next door to where the two men were shot, said he was one of the first people on the scene. The two trailers are just next to the backwaters of Lake Logan Martin.

He said he heard the shots, which sounded to him like bottle rockets, and came outside just in time to see a vehicle's tail lights as it sped away.

"We couldn't tell the color or any of that, you know," he said. "It just happened so fast."

He said he believes someone may have been waiting in another car.

Hollingsworth said he was shocked to see one man already dead on the scene, in a driveway inches from his own, and another man who apparently died right in front of his eyes.

Hollingsworth described the two men as good people and hard workers who didn't seem to get into trouble and didn't appear to do drugs.

"They didn't speak English all that well, but we hung out by the fire, and fished and drank beer together and all that, you know," he said of the two men.

"They liked tequila...they was just chill people, you know. They were cool folks, I can't see why anybody would want to kill them," he added.

Hollingsworth said police investigators implied as they spoke to him that the shooting may not have been a random act and the two men might have even been targeted.

Despite that, and his admission no other murders have apparently occurred at the mobile home park, Hollingsworth said he plans to move.

He already sent his 18-year-old sister to live with her mother and was moving her out of the trailer when he stopped long enough to speak to WBRC. He said one of the bullets may have ricocheted and hit an add-on to his trailer, where his sister's bedroom was located.

Lincoln Police want anyone who may have any information in the case to contact the investigative division at (205) 763-4063.

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