DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A father killed his 2-year-old daughter Tuesday in a murder-suicide, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators were called to a home in the 500 block of Greensboro St. Ext. in Lexington around 4:10 p.m. for reports of gunshots. A female caller told dispatch that Brian Eugene Kennedy, Sr., 46, told her he had been shot.
Deputies tried to contact Kennedy, but no one would come to the door, which was locked, investigators said. Deputies forced their way into the home. As they entered, they heard two gunshots, according to investigators.
Deputies found Kennedy with a gunshot wound to his head. Kennedy’s 2-year-old daughter Brielle Kennedy, also had a gunshot wound to her head. Kennedy died at the scene. Brielle was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Health where she died.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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