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Teenager charged in double fatal shooting in Wilkes County

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Kenneth Wayne Myers Jr.

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — A 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection to a Wilkes County shooting that authorities said left two people dead.

Kenneth Wayne Myers Jr. has been charged with two counts of murder in connection to a fatal shooting reported overnight Thursday at a home in the Shepherds’ Cross Roads community.

Authorities were called around midnight Friday in the 200 block of Peace Valley Road.

One male and one female victim were found dead in the home’s driveway, according to deputies. The suspect was arrested at the scene. Deputies have not said the suspect’s relationship to the victims.

The identities of the victims have not been released. Investigators believe the shooting started as a domestic situation. The investigation is ongoing.


  • FaithC

    We have become such a violent society. Violence everywhere, TV, movie, video games, music…people feel it is the way to deal with any confrontation.

    • FaithC

      Humans have always been and will always be a very violent race. The only difference is today, the world is becoming overpopulated and there are many tools of the trade readily available to carry out these aggressive acts.

    • Axe Kick!

      Right you are and noticed how these good people won’t comment on the fact he is a white boy then go look at the comments when there is a black perpetrator!

      • Faye Farlow

        I can’t understand why everything is racial ! White or black it is a terrible thing that is happening all over our land.I love every color because God made us all.

    • CalledOnCloud

      And look how you make the same ignorant biased mistake that all those childish people do. Well played in being just like them in every way and being just as at fault for the blame as they.

  • Smalltowngirl55

    Its already all over Wilkes, that this was, in fact, another pill related crime! Its sad that people are loosing their lives over drugs!

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