Gunman kills four people, then himself at North Carolina home

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Five people were found dead in a North Carolina home after one of them apparently killed the other four and then took his own life, police said.

High Point police said in a news release that officers found the bodies of two adults and three juveniles in the home on Saturday. All were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities did not say how they died, but the news release said the killings were being investigated as a “murder-suicide.” Investigators said there was no ongoing threat to the community.

Officers were called to the scene after a man and woman ran screaming from the home, according to the news release. Investigators said they encountered the two people calling for help when they arrived. Police Capt. Matt Truitt told the Greensboro News & Record that the two who fled the home were unharmed.

Police forced entry into the home and found the victims, according to the news release. The identities and ages of those killed were not immediately released.

The murders occurred in a residential neighborhood of neat one- and two-story homes northeast of downtown High Point. The area located southwest of Greensboro is also about 85 miles (137 km) west of Raleigh.