HARRISBURG, N.C. — Neighbors in Harrisburg are supporting each other after a double homicide shook the Windsor Forest community.
WSOC reported that Harrisburg Mayor Tim Hagler joined dozens of people at a candlelight vigil Saturday night.
Neighbors in Windsor Forest huddled together. They prayed and cried, and they talked about the victims, Gary Stocks and Dan Kirchner.
“We’re like family so when one hurts, one family hurts, we all hurt,” Hagler said. “The good thing about Harrisburg is we all pull together, and we’re here for support.”
Deputies swarmed Coachmen Court on Friday, forcing hundreds of people to leave and found the two victims in Kirchner’s backyard.
They said they believe a neighbor, Anthony Hardy, shot the two men and then took his own life. Authorities said Kirchner’s widow and kids were in the home when it happened.
“Life is never going to be the same for those kids so hopefully they have a good support system around them,” Harrisburg resident Bill Capp said.
Now two families are trying to put their lives back together.
“Great men, family men. Just a loss for the community,” Hagler said.