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Guilford County Sheriff Investigating Murder-Suicide In Pleasant Garden

9:36 PM, Nov 20, 2011   |    comments
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Guilford County, NC -- Sheriff Barnes and deputies were on location on Ritters Lake Road in Pleasant Garden, investigating a murder-suicide that hospitalized 5 people and killed 1 person other than the suspect.

Sheriff Barnes held a news conference at 1pm on Sunday with details. He said he believed this was a domestic incident, but did not specify who was related or how.

The Sheriff said he believed this to be a domestic incident. The suspect was a female and the victims were between 9 and 40 years old.

The shootings took place at different locations in Guilford County.

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Deputies responded to a shooting shortly after 9am in the parking lot of GTCC Aviation Campus. The victim was shot in the shoulder and taken to Moses Cone with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies then started looking for the suspect vehicle, when it was located on Remora Drive. As deputies started up the road, the suspect turned the gun on herself.

Deputies approached the vehicle and found a second victim in the back seat who had been shot. This victim is in critical condition at the hospital.

After identifying the suspect and victim, deputies proceeded to the suspect's house on Cocoa Drive and found 4 additional gunshot victims.

Out of the 4 victims, 1 was pronounced dead at the scene and the other 3 were transported to the hospital.

The suspect was pronounced dead on arrival at Moses Cone Hospital.

Three of the victims were put on life-support.

Sheriff Barnes said they understand that there was a note. They didn't say who left it or what the note said.

Stay tuned to digtriad and WFMY News 2 for the latest on this investigation.

Guilford County Sheriff's Office

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