CCSO investigates double murder, suicide in Carteret County

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NEWPORT, NC – Three people died early Wednesday morning in an apparent double murder-suicide in Carteret County, NC.

Deputies with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 to a home located at 548 Newport Loop Road in Newport. When they arrived, they found two men and one woman dead from gunshot wounds.

Preliminary investigative details indicate that the home was shared by two sisters and their husbands. Detectives learned that a physical altercation started in the home between the two men, and the man who owns the home with his wife shot the other man and his sister-in-law before turning the handgun on himself. All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The wife of the assailant was present during the incident and was not harmed.


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The names of the deceased are currently being withheld. Detective will continue to investigate this incident and there is no ongoing danger to the community.