Sheriff: 7 family members fatally shot in North Carolina

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Authorities in North Carolina say seven members of the same family were fatally shot outside the city of Raleigh. (Photo: WTVD)

PITTSBORO, NC (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say seven members of the same family were fatally shot outside the city of Raleigh.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday that the shooting happened late Sunday afternoon in the Moncure community.

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Authorities say the suspect was among those killed. Authorities say they’re still investigating a possible motive.

They describe the area where the shooting happened as a “quiet, close-knit community where violence is out of the norm.”