Community remembers victims of fatal shooting during vigil

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

HARRISBURG, N.C. - Neighbors are supporting each other in Harrisburg after a double homicide that has shaken the Windsor Forest community.

"We're like family so when one hurts, one family hurts, we all hurt," Mayor Tim Hagler said. "The good thing about Harrisburg is we all pull together, and we're here for support."

The Harrisburg mayor joined dozens of people at a candlelight vigil Saturday night. Neighbors in Windsor Forest huddled together. They prayed and cried, and they talked about two wonderful men: Gary Stocks and Dan Kirchner.

"God is good and we can overcome just about anything with his help, and it's going to take time," Hagler said.

Eyewitness News was at the chaotic scene Friday. Deputies swarmed Coachmen Court, forcing hundreds of people to leave and found the two victims in Kirchner's backyard. They believe a neighbor, Anthony Hardy, shot the two men and then took his own life. Eyewitness News was told Kirchner's widow and kids were in the home when it happened.

"Life is never going to be the same for those kids so hopefully they have a good support system around them," Harrisburg resident Bill Capp said.

Now two families are trying to put their lives back together.

"Great men, family men. Just a loss for the community," Hagler said.