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Sheriff: Man kills 2 sons, then shoots self in Statesville

Posted August 9, 2015 10:20 a.m. EDT
Updated August 9, 2015 6:12 p.m. EDT

According to CBS-affiliate WBTV, Shawn Fuller is accused of shooting and killing his 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons before turning the gun on himself. (WSOC/Facebook)

— The sheriff in Iredell County says a father shot and killed his 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons before turning the gun on himself.

Investigators said the Shawn Fuller, 31, survived the self-inflicted wound early Sunday morning and was in surgery at a Charlotte Hospital.

Sheriff Darren Campbell says officers were called to the home near Statesville around 3:30 a.m. after reports of an intoxicated man firing a weapon. Authorities said the boys' mother ran from the home before the shootings to get help, but when she returned the children had been killed. Fuller was found on the front lawn, while the children were found in the living room.

The sheriff says the boys lived with their father and mother.