Three killed, one wounded in double murder-suicide at Stanly County home

Updated: Jul. 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM EDT
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ALBEMARLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Three people are dead and another person was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound following what investigators describe as a double murder-suicide at a home in Albemarle early Thursday morning.

Deputies with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call at around 6:30 a.m. at a residence on Canton Road near Burleson Road. When they got to the scene, they found a 24-year-old man who had been shot by a family member.

Deputies say the 24-year-old was able to make it out of the home where the shooting happened alive, but he had serious injuries. He was rushed to the hospital and after emergency surgery, officials say he is expected to be OK.

Inside the home, deputies found three deceased individuals. Those victims, deputies say, were the 24-year-old’s mother and two grandparents.

One of the investigators said that in his 24 years in law enforcement this was “one of the most horrific” scenes he had ever seen.

The remains an active investigation and no further information has been released.

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