WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A mother and her three children are dead following a shooting in North Carolina on Tuesday, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Officers responded at approximately 11:54 a.m. when they were told about a shooting on Brookhill Drive.
Officers forced their way into the home and found Ethel Syretha Steele, 40, of Winston-Salem, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Her children, ages 9, 12, and 14, were also found dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Neighbors told News 2’s sister station, WGHP, they didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary Tuesday morning, but that all changed when a call came in around noon reporting a shooting that killed four people.
“This happened in my neighborhood. You don’t want to see this. You see this on the news, and…it is another neighborhood. For it to happen here in our neighborhood, is very concerning. It’s close to home,” said Angela Terrill, a neighbor.
Police said there was no threat to the neighborhood, adding that they were not searching for any suspects.