Miller Avenue shooting – Man shots woman and self in Fayetteville

Authorities say a man fatally shot self after shooting and killing a woman early Thursday in Fayetteville.

Police said the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. at a home in the 700 block of Miller Avenue.

A neighbor alerted 911 after a man shot a woman then turned the weapon to himself.

Responding officers located the shooter on his knees in the road holding a handgun.

As officers approached him, the man shot himself.

Police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The two knew each other, officers said.

Their identities are yet to be released pending notification of next of kin.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Olsen at 910-709-1958 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).