Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide


by WCCB Charlotte

GASTON COUNTY, NC -- A Gastonia man is behind bars after killing a 80-year-old woman. According to Gaston County Police, when officers arrived on Venn Drive, they found Vivian Schronce suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

She was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. During the investigation, detectives identified 88-year-old Charles Venn as the suspect. Police say Venn and Schronce lived together at the residence. He was located at the scene and charged with first degree murder.

He currently is being held without a bond in Gaston County Jail.


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