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.