Thursday, November 15, 2012
"UNION COUNTY, NC — Union County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide after two people were found dead in Monroe on Thursday morning.
"Officials say the two victims are a husband and his wife. Police identified the couple as 36-year-old Mary Ismail and 45-year-old Bobby Ismail.
"The couple's 9-year-old daughter witnessed the shootings, police said.
"Deputies were called to a home in the 1500 block of Sikes Mill Road near Unionville after 6 a.m. Thursday. The home is located near a child development center.
"Police say the Ismails were married but had recently separated and were not living together. Mary Ismail and the daughter were inside a truck waiting for the school bus to arrive when Bobby Ismail showed up at a driveway off of Sikes Mill Road.
"Bobby was found just outside the home.
"After the shootings, the young daughter ran to get help, and a second person nearby then called police.
"Neighbors say Mary Ismail had moved in with another man and they were living together in a different community."