Two dead in apartment shooting near hospital in Concord

Two dead in apartment shooting near hospital in Concord

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at an apartment complex near a hospital in Concord Monday morning, according to the Concord Police Department.

”Our SWAT operators made entry into the apartment," said Major Bobby Ledwell of the Concord Police Department. "Unfortunately we did find the two occupants that were part of the domestic that we responded to, both of them are deceased at this time.”

Police say they were first called by a resident of the apartments who reported seeing another resident, Jeffrey Lee Fort, 58, standing outside of his apartment in blood stained clothes. He was carrying a gun and told the other resident that he had shot his roommate. He also said that he was going to shoot himself.

Police later found Fort and the roommate, Davon Williams, 33, deceased inside the apartment.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Candlewood Square Apartment complex on Lake Concord Road, just across the street from Atrium Health Cabarrus.

Residents at the apartments were being asked to shelter in place after the shooting was reported and police couldn’t make contact with the suspect.

Police say when they first arrived, they saw Fort standing on his balcony with a gun.

“It’s a two-story apartment, he was on the second story, they spoke to him, he ran into the apartment, he emerged back out, outside of his balcony again, we spoke to him and he went back into the apartment," said Captain Deckster Barlowe.

Just after 11 a.m., police said officers heard a gunshot and made the decision to go into the apartment. That’s where they found Fort and Williams deceased. They said preliminary information leads them to believe this was not a random act of violence and there is not continuing threat to the community.

The shelter in place order was then lifted.

There is no word on what may have led to the shooting.

**This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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