One Woman Dead, Two Women Wounded In Monroe

One woman is dead and two women are wounded in what the Monroe police chief says was a "suicide pact gone awry."

Police Chief Debra Duncan said she found 45-year-old Deborah
McCord Gibson dead in a bedroom of a home about 4:30 p.m.

The Charlotte Observer reported Gibson's daughter, 23-year-old
Jennifer McCord, was found in the garage with a gunshot wound. She
and the third shooting victim, 26-year-old Linda Maples, were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union at Monroe. They are in good condition.

Duncan says one of the survivors described the shooting as a suicide pact.

Police say the women agreed to shoot each other.

Duncan says one pistol was used and no one shot herself. No one
else was in the home.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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