BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A small community in Brunswick County is in mourning after three people died there over the weekend in an apparent double murder-suicide. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday.
According to a family friend, Brandon Warr shot his wife Sheryl and her friend Dennis Blalock. The friend said the couple had been having problems for the past three weeks. When all three ran in to each other Saturday night behind the Brunsco Fishing Club, heated words were exchanged. Brandon reportedly left and then returned with a gun. The friend said Brandon shot Blalock and Sheryl before turning the gun on himself. Blalock died at the scene. Sheryl and Brandon Warr later died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Neighbors said they are simply shocked.
"We're such a close knit community around here, and everybody comes out to help one another, so I mean I was really shocked," Valerie Smith said.
"You seldom hear of anything like that going on down here," Wanda Price. "It's a peaceful quiet neighborhood. Every once in a while we get a rowdy bunch around, but it's usually just a little fuss, and they go on about their business."
Anyone who has information should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office at (910) 253-2777.