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Domestic-Related Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

Posted January 14, 2008 11:58 p.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2008 10:58 a.m. EST

— A man was critically wounded and a woman died late Monday in a domestic shooting, authorities said.

Lee County deputies responded to a domestic dispute and shooting at 328 Harbor Trace in the Carolina Trace subdivision shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

Steven Carroll Thomas, 41, was outside the residence and had suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said. He told deputies that he had been shot by his ex-wife, who had gone inside the residence.

Deputies then heard a single gunshot from inside the residence. They later found Cynthia Holt Thomas, 41, dead inside of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Steven Thomas was flown by helicopter to Duke University Hospital in Durham, where he was listed Tuesday in critical condition.