Man arrested after 2 gunned down at NC home, police say

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Police say a suspect injured in a weekend shooting in North Carolina’s largest city that left two people dead has now been charged with murder in those fatalities.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced on Sunday that 75-year-old Caldwell Cole Jr. has been charged with two counts of murder and is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Caldwell Cole Jr.

He’s accused in Saturday’s deaths of 40-year-old Janet Elizabeth Scronce and 39-year-old Furahn Karren Woods Morrow.

Cole is also charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Police had responded to a south Charlotte address.

The department says in a news release that Cole was released from the hospital Sunday after being treated for injuries from Saturday’s incident, was interviewed and then taken to the county jail.

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