NORTON, Va. (WJHL) — A shooting that left three people dead in Norton, Virginia on Sunday is currently under investigation.
According to a report from the Virginia State Police (VSP), officers with the Norton Police Department responded to a call from someone from inside the house just before noon Sunday. When the officers arrived at the house located on Highland Avenue they found three bodies.
VSP says that based on the evidence collected so far, the shooting appears to be a murder-suicide.
The VSP is investigating the incident with assistance from the City of Norton Police Department and Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
A release from the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office made sure to thank all those involved including the UVA-Wise Campus Police and stated that there is no evidence suggesting there is any threat to the public.
“It never gets easier receiving news of tragedy and loss in our community,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Steven Davis. “I would like to thank the City of Norton Police Department and dispatch for their hard work handling this matter today and in the days ahead.”
The investigation is ongoing at this time.