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WILLARD, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County woman is dead after deputies say she shot herself and her 14-year-old son late last night in Willard.

Pender County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a woman who had shot herself at a home in the 1600 block of Lake Road in Willard around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they saw two people with gunshot wounds. A teen, a 14-year-old male, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Pender Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The mother of the teen, Jennifer Craig, was found dead inside the home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies say this was a isolated incident. The investigation is still ongoing.

Meanwhile, deputies are also investigating after a 5-year-old child died from her injuries following an assault.


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  • Cindy Freeman

    Did they boy die? And is there a connection between this and the 5 year old girl being raped and murdered IN THE SAME SMALL TOWN?

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