Thursday, February 14, 2013

Red Springs, NC: Two dead, 2 hurt in shootings

RED SPRINGS — Investigators are trying to determine today what led to the shooting deaths of two women during an apparent domestic dispute Wednesday evening at a home near Red Springs, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey. Two men were injured, one of whom was shot and the other severely beaten.

According to Sealey, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the home of Kathy Bullard, 59, of 12156 N.C. 211 West, about two miles east of Red Springs, at about 5:30 p.m. Sealey said the caller, Kendra Matteson, 24, said that her husband, 31-year-old Joseph Matteson, was outside the home with a handgun and was threatening to kill her. She called back a few minutes later and said shots had been fired, he said.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found Joseph Matteson’s mother, 55-year-old Donna Matteson, shot to death and lying in the front yard, Sealey said. Bullard was found shot dead inside her home, he said.

According to Sealey, Bullard’s son, 28-year-old Mark Anthony Bullard, was found shot inside the home, and Joseph Matteson was found badly beaten and lying beside the road. Both men were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center by ambulance and later airlifted to Chapel Hill, Sealey said.

Sealey said a 9-year-old child was found inside a car outside of the home and a 1-year-old was inside the home in a crib. He said both children were Kendra’s.

“We’re trying to find out which one did the shooting,” he said. “We’re trying to determine what did happen, but we think it was a domestic.”

Sealey said that Kendra had “left” Joseph and their home at 2675 Calloway Road in Raeford, and had been staying with Bullard for a few days. He said that he was told that Kendra and Mark Anthony Bullard used to date.

Sealey said information was sketchy this morning, and the Sheriff’s Office was releasing all the information it could.

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