A woman from Guilford, North Carolina, killed one person and wounded five more – including four children – before fatally shooting herself in front of police officers.
One of the victims was shot and wounded in the car park of Guilford Technical Community College near Greensboro.
The woman shot herself in a car as police approached her and was pronounced dead at a hospital, said Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes.
A wounded victim was found in the back seat of the vehicle with a gun shot wound.
Police officers then went to the suspect’s nearby home, where they found one person dead and three more wounded.
Four of the victims were aged between 9 and 19, and the fifth victim was 40-years-old.
Police said they believe the shooting was a domestic situation that went wrong and that all the victims knew each other.
Victims identities have not been released.
The sheriff says three of the wounded were on life support late Sunday afternoon.
“We’re trying to figure out exactly what did happen here,” BJ Barnes said at a news conference.
“The only thing we know is we have a large number of gunshot victims.”
The shootings began happening around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and police have recovered several guns, Sheriff BJ Barnes said.
A two-page note was found at one of the shooting scenes in Pleasant Garden, but Sheriff BJ Barnes could not specify what it said.