• Investigators search for possible witness to double murder in Alexander County


    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies are investigating after two men were found shot to death inside an Alexander County home over the weekend.

    Deputies were called around noon Saturday to the scene after a friend of the victims made the gruesome discovery on Mount Wesley Church Road in Stony Point.

    When deputies arrived, they said they found two men -- the homeowner and another man -- with gunshot wounds.

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    On Monday, the Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 38-year-old Chad Kennedy, who lived in the home, and 57-year-old Mark Furey, of Taylorsville.

    Deputies said they have responded to the house for different calls in the past, but have not said if the homicides are connected to previous incidents. Investigators don't yet have a motive but believe the men were killed in two different parts of the home with some type of rifle.

    “It feels unreal. It just, I don’t know, don’t feel right. Don’t feel like it could, don’t feel like it could be happening here,” neighbor May Sheets said.

    Authorities told Channel 9 that roughly 11 hours before the bodies were discovered, around 1 a.m., that four different neighbors reported a person knocking on the door of their mobile homes. Detectives believe that person may have survived the shooting and tried to get help.

    Investigators are trying to find that person, and anyone who knows anything about this case is asked to call the Alexander County Sheriff's Office at 828-632-1111 or Crimestoppers at 828-632-8555.

    No other information has been released. 

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information.

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