Double Murder-Suicide Investigation

North Carolina officials are investigating the deaths of three people in an apparent murder-suicide.

An on-call staffer at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said it appears a 22-year-old man shot his parents then killed himself Saturday morning.

Brad Fetzer with the OCME said 67-year-old James Thompson and his 60-year-old wife, Carolyn, were killed. Their son Richard Thompson also was found dead of a gunshot wound.

Harnett County sheriff's Maj. Gary McNeill told WRAL-TV in Raleigh only that his office was investigating a report of deaths in the home.

The TV station reported that another of the couple's sons Jimmy Thompson discovered the bodies. A friend with Jimmy Thompson told WRAL she saw the bodies and there was a gun in Richard Thompson's hand.


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