Mother and 4-year-old killed by grandfather in NC ‘domestic dispute’
Three people, including a 4-year-old boy, died and a teenager was hurt after a stabbing and shooting at a North Carolina home, an official says.
John Hargrove, 52, is accused of stabbing his 21-year-old daughter Jada Swindell and shooting his 4-year-old grandson and a 15-year-old “family friend,” reports ABC11, The News & Observer’s media partner.
Hargrove then apparently killed himself, according to authorities.
Deputies responded to a home in the town of Manson on Monday afternoon, a few minutes after the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a “domestic situation,” Sheriff Johnny Williams said during a news conference.
The two adults were “dead on the floor,” according to ABC11.
Two children were taken to area hospitals, and the 4-year-old later died, officials say.
Manson is about 50 miles northeast of Raleigh, near the Virginia border.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.