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Sheriff: 2 men dead after shooting at Virginia home

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-31 14:43:43-04

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Authorities say two men are dead following a shooting in the southwestern part of Virginia.

A news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting that happened Saturday afternoon in Rocky Mount.

The sheriff’s office said a caller told them that one man had shot a male relative.

Deputies say they found a 54-year-old man and a 65-year-old man suffering from fatal gunshot wounds.

Authorities say that one of the men died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities continue to investigate but advise that it appears to be an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the public.