NC Man Shoots Father, Brother Then Kills Self

6:36 AM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Asheville, NC (ACT) - Authorities say a man shot and seriously injured his father and brother during a domestic dispute before killing himself early Saturday morning.

The shootings occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. at a home on Rathfarnham Circle off Sweeten Creek Road south of Asheville.

The dead man was identified as Joshua Alexander Mcardle. His father, Arthur James Mcardle, and brother, Banning Mcardle, suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to Mission Hospital

"This was driven from a domestic conflict that occurred over the last few days and resulted in one family member shooting two other family members and then taking his own life," Sheriff Van Duncan said.

"We want the community to know we are not looking for anybody," he said. "There is no continued threat to the community. We feel very confident that we know what happened."

Detective Ryan Jordan said in a search warrant application that Hannah Mcardle called 911 from the residence at 1:26 a.m.

"Ms. Mcardle stated to communications that there was a man in her house shooting a gun, and that two people had been shot," he said. "Ms. Mcardle told communications that her younger brother, Joshua Mcardle, was 'down' and possibly dead," and that another brother and her father also had been shot."

Deputies found Joshua Mcardle on the kitchen floor dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, Jordan said. Arthur Mcardle was found in the kitchen and Banning Mcardle in an adjoining hallway, both with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest.

"Deputies found six other subjects in and around the residence on arrival," the investigator said in the application. "One subject, identified as Kim Mcardle, had been taken to Mission Hospital for an unknown injury."

A white 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, registered to Joshua Mcardle, was in the driveway with its engine running and lights on.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Natalie Bailey said she couldn't provide the ages or addresses of the victims.

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