According to Lenoir Police, four people are dead after an explosion and fire at a home in Lenoir Wednesday (June 30). The explosion was reported at a home on Laurel Place NW between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The department received 911 calls regarding shots being fired and responded to the scene.
According to a news release from the Lenoir Police Department, the four victims appear to have died due to gunshot wounds and not the explosion of a yet to be determined origin. The victims included a 58-year-old man, an 18-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man.
The identities of the victims have not been released. The Lenoir Police Department says this does not appear to be a random act and no suspects are being sought at this time. The Lenoir Police & Fire Departments along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating.