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Guilford woman kills one and herself, wounds five

Posted November 20, 2011
Updated November 21, 2011

— A Guilford County woman killed one person and wounded five more before fatally shooting herself as authorities approached her on Sunday morning, the Guilford County Sheriff's Office said.

One victim was found wounded in a parking lot of Guilford Technical Community College near Greensboro. The gunwoman shot herself in a car and was pronounced dead at a hospital, said Sheriff BJ Barnes. A wounded victim was in the back seat, he said.

Deputies then went to the suspect's nearby home, where they found one person dead and three more wounded. The victims ranged in age from 9 to 40 and four were younger than 18, Barnes said. They all knew each other and some are related, he said. Their identities were not released.

The sheriff says three of the wounded were on life support late Sunday afternoon. Deputies say no more information will be released until Monday morning.

"We're trying to figure out exactly what did happen here," Barnes said at a news conference. "The only thing we know is we have a large number of gunshot victims."

The shootings began happening around 9 a.m., and police have recovered several guns, Barnes said.

A two-page note was found at one of the shooting scenes in Pleasant Garden, but Barnes could not specify what it said.


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  • awncs Nov 21, 2011

    Everyone, please read the information from the other website that was given in the comments before assuming the entire family was up to no good. May God bless the children who were harmed.....

  • n2justice Nov 21, 2011

    So sorry for the loss that the families have suffered.

  • 1nclady Nov 21, 2011

    I wish I hadn't read this story. It's a tragedy when a child dies; when a child is murdered by his mother it's unimaginable.

  • mfarmer1 Nov 21, 2011

    thanks 160lilsis

    thats it.

  • Always160 Nov 21, 2011

    Actually the correct link is

  • Evolve Nov 21, 2011

    You're right wanderer, I'm sure they were doing something very productive....

  • mfarmer1 Nov 21, 2011

    there was more than one adult there

  • zile1porkey Nov 21, 2011

    Please read the article several times before you comment. How can children be up to no good SHE SHOT CHILDREN. She had the guns people not the kids that were shot.

  • mfarmer1 Nov 21, 2011

    more details are here

  • mfarmer1 Nov 21, 2011


    lets see, why would they all be in a car with all them guns, going too foodlion, nope, walmart, nope, taking the kid to school, nope, oh Wait the firing range, yep thats it.