Wednesday, July 2, 2014
"STANLY COUNTY, NC — Stanly County authorities said they are investigating after an apparent murder/suicide Wednesday morning.
"Officials said a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed, and that a 26-year-old man died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Police responded to the house on Highway 73 around 8:20 a.m. Authorities have not released the identities of the people.
"Family members of the man said that the two were just friends.
"The sheriff told [reporters] that the man left a note indicating he was upset that the girl’s family didn’t want them together and believes the man shot the 16-year-old before turning the gun on himself.
"Officials said the bodies were found by the man’s mother in a shed Wednesday morning."