CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff in southeast North Carolina says five people have been found fatally shot at a home.

News outlets report that Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton says deputies were called early Thursday to the home off the Garland Highway outside Clinton for a report of a homicide.

Thornton says they found five people dead with gunshot wounds.

He says investigators don’t have any information about a suspect and don’t know how the people who were killed knew each other.

Capt. Eric Pope says a 911 caller found the bodies when they stopped by the home.

He says the victims are four men and one woman who range in age from their mid-30s to 80s.