Man shoots 4-year-old grandson, stabs daughter before killing self in Warren County

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MANSON, N.C. — A stabbing and shooting in Warren County has resulted in three deaths, including a 4-year-old, according to Sheriff Johnny Williams, WTVD reports.

Authorities said they believe John Hargrove, the father of 21-year-old Jada Swindell, stabbed her to death before shooting his 4-year old grandson and a 15-year old family friend.

The violence happened off Ellington Road in Manson around 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Investigators arrived at the home to find two adults, a man and a woman, dead on the floor.

Two children, ages 15 and 4, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The 4-year-old later died during surgery at the hospital.

Williams said Hargrove appears to have killed himself after the violent outburst. The 15-year-old girl remains in the hospital.

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