Three People Dead In Rocky Mount Shooting

Police say three people are dead after a double murder-suicide in Rocky Mount.

Police got a call around 4:30 that there had been a shooting at 916 B Benvenue Road.

When police arrived they discovered three people with gunshot wounds.

Police say witneses told them 53 year old William Schowengerdt and his stepson, 21 year-old Alex Walker, had been arguing when Mr. Schowengerdt got a handgun and shot his stepson.

Walker ran from the residence and collapsed in front of 916 Benvenue Road.

Police say Mr. Schowengerdt then shot his wife, 56 year-old Lynda, and then shot himself on the front porch of 916 B Benvenue Road.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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