One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting incident early this morning in Catawba County. Deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cheyenne Oaks Drive in Claremont. When deputies arrived they discovered four people suffering from gunshot wounds. Three of those people have been transported to area hospitals. The other person was pronounced deceased at the residence.
One of the four people involved is believed to be the shooter. This incident is believed to have stemmed from a domestic disturbance. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has initiated an investigation into this incident. Names of those injured and deceased are not available for release at this time.
37-year-old Aaron Lavatio Linebarger has been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder. Authorities believe that Linebarger shot himself inadvertently during this incident. He remained at an area hospital receiving treatment for his injury. This incident is believed to have stemmed from a domestic disturbance.
The surviving victims, a 34-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were both reported to be in serious condition and were being treated at area hospitals.