UPDATE: Shooter in Harrisburg Police Stand Off Shoots Self
UPDATE: The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office has released the names of those killed in the Harrisburg stand off Friday evening.
In a release from Sheriff Brad Riley, WCCB learned that the wife of the victim called 911 around 4:00 p.m. when the incident broke out.
The shooter has been identified as Anthony Charles Hardy. Hardy fatally shot two men, Daniel Thomas Kirschner and Gary Wade Stocks, in Kirschner's backyard over a neighborhood dispute.
When deputies arrived to the murder scene, it was believed that Hardy had fled the area. Minutes later, another gunshot rang out from the residence of the shooter. Deputies established a security perimeter around the Coachman Court home. They spent hours negotiating with Hardy. When they heard two more gunshots, they forced their way into his home and found him deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sheriff Riley stated that “ this was a tragic and senseless shooting. It is very sad to see innocent victim’s lives taken away.” “My heart goes out to the families involved, and we are very lucky that officers and others in the neighborhood were not seriously injured.”
WCCB is continuing to cover the tragic events that occurred Friday night in this usually quiet neighborhood.
Residents of a Harrisburg community were locked inside their homes while deputies searched for an active shooter in the area.
WCCB was on the scene of a active shooting on Coachman Court in Harrisburg.
A viewer tells WCCB that law enforcement called residents in the community with an automated message, telling them to stay indoors.
Sheriff Brad Riley says it appears that two men were shot in a backyard and then the shooter turned the gun on himself, making a total of three fatalities. It may have been over a neighborhood dispute.
The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is processing the crime scene. They say the area is safe now and roads are back open.
WCCB is working on obtaining the 911 tape from this incident.