A gunman reportedly left two babies in a car overnight after shooting and killing their mother and the man she was with as temperatures plunged into freezing temperatures in a North Carolina city.
Eric Coley, 42, was arrested and charged with the double murder, Rocky Mount police said. Press release.
Police were called to the construction company’s parking lot Thursday morning after workers arriving on the job found the adult victims inside a parked car and two small children surviving in the backseat, officials said. According to WITN. Police said the children were “young children”. According to WTVD.
The two children were not injured, but were taken to the hospital after being exposed to freezing temperatures for hours, police said. They were later released to their relatives.
The two fatal victims have been identified as 28-year-old Devone Brown and 24-year-old Destiny Wiggins. according to WRAL. Police say the couple was shot.