Double murder-suicide in McDowell County

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Three people were found shot and killed in North Cove in what authorities call a double murder-suicide. The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as 39-year-old Kacey Case Haney, 49-year-old Christopher Scott Childres, and 48-year-old Jeffrey Dale Haney.

Responding officers to a home on Lonon Lane in Marion on Wednesday morning after receiving a phone call that reported a possible shooting.Authorities said Jeffrey Haney, the estranged husband of Kacey Haney shot and killed Haney and Childres before he shot and killed himself.

“Our investigation is very much ongoing, but, at this time, it appears most likely that Jeffrey Haney may have shot the other two then turned the gun on himself after making the call to 911,” McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene said in a release.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is aiding with the investigation of the case.