WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- Authorities say two men are dead after they shot one another during an argument in Columbus County. A statement from the sheriff's office said deputies responded to a report of a shooting east of Tabor City Thursday morning.
When the deputies arrived, they found James Bernard Soles with a gunshot wound to the chest.The sheriff's office said Soles told deputies that he had been shot by his stepson, 16-year-old Gregory Javon McKinnies, who himself was shot multiple times by Soles.
Deputies found that McKinnies was taken to a hospital in Loris, S.C., where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Soles was also taken to the Loris hospital, where he died.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday in Raleigh.