Three Dead In Double Murder/Suicide

South Knox County (WVLT) -- Details are starting to emerge about a double murder and suicide in South Knox County.

At around 8:10 p.m. the Knox County Sheriff's Department says a man shot his ex-wife's parents and then himself at a house off Alcoa Highway on South Circle.

All three were pronounced dead on arrival at nearby UT Medical Center.

The gunman's ex-wife was in the house at the time of the shootings and placed the call to 911.

She was unharmed.

We will bring you the latest on this developing story on VolunteerTV.com and tomorrow on Volunteer TV News at 6:30


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  • by Jane on Jul 12, 2007 at 01:25 AM
    It is so sad to see the number of murders and suicides these days. What happened to love thy brother as thy self. We took pray and reading the Bible out of our schools and now our children are killing each other, brother against brother and the most appalling to me is we are seeing more and more parents killing their children. All I can say is God Help Us and I will certainly pray for the remainder of this family.
  • by "B" Location: TN on Jul 8, 2007 at 09:14 AM
    I agree. I am, however sick of the news media giving out names of the victims that they received from neighbors. I have worked in emergency services for a long time, and I know that the news will try anything to get info, that does NOT need to be released. For instance, they will show the home and address on some things, but say the identities can not be released, well duh!!! They just gave it away by showing the house, and address. The news media lurks and preys on bystanders, hoping they will give out any info they can to the reporters, and the reporters think (and are usually right) that the bystanders don't know any better. This really urks me!

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