PHOTOS: 3 dead in Louisburg shooting
PHOTOS: 3 dead in Louisburg shooting x
LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) — Two women and a teen are confirmed dead following a Louisburg shooting Saturday afternoon, the Franklin County sheriff said.
The shooting was reported at 12:16 p.m. at a home at 119 Harris Road, Sheriff Kent Winstead said.
A man who was called “a suspect” by Winstead is being sought by authorities, but his name was not released.
Keisha Wilder Livingston, age 36, who lived at the Harris Road home leaves behind two small children, who were not at the home during the shooting.
An 18-year-old man, Shamare Malik Harris, of La Grange, and a woman, Diana Marie Edgerton, age 23, of Louisburg, who were both visiting Livingston, also died, officials said.
Winstead says a fourth person survived the shooting and was able to tell authorities the name of a possible suspect.
“It’s terrible for any community to have to endure anything like this. A triple homicide is just devastating to the community and the families. We are going to do everything we can to bring this person to justice,” Sheriff Winstead said.
One of Livinston’s children, a girl, would have been at the home during the incident, but her father took her on a trip to Walmart on Saturday afternoon, said Dianah Williams, Livingston’s aunt, who raised her.
“If she had been there, she would probably be dead, too,” Williams said.
Livingston died at the scene along with Harris, officials say. Livingston’s two children were not at the home at the time of the shooting.
Edgerton died on the way to the hospital, authorities say.
The suspect, who was also called a “person of interest” by Winstead, is not being named as authorities try to find him.
“At this time we have a suspect, but we are in the process of doing some things to track him down to see if we can get him in custody and at least to talk to him at this time,” Winstead said.
“Releasing the name would probably hinder” tracking him down now, Winstead added.