Police say Wilmington mom kills child, self in shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a mother killed her child before turning the gun on herself Tuesday in the Andrews Reach community.

Officers responded to 5705 Andrews Reach Loop after being flagged down by a family member.

Police say when they entered the home they found, Alissa Frey, 34, and her 2-year-old son dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators says Frey left a note to family expressing her intentions to end her life.

Once the officer was flagged down, officials say he arrived at the scene within minutes.

“Around 11:18, the officer was flagged down and then we arrived on scene by 11:22,” said Jennifer Dandron, with the Wilmington Police Department.

New Hanover County property records show a couple bought the home in early May.

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