McDowell County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after three people were found shot and killed in North Cove in what authorities call a double murder-suicide.

WLOS TV reports the deceased as 39-year-old Kacey Case Haney, 49-year-old Christopher Scott Childres, and 48-year-old Jeffrey Dale Haney. Authorities said Jeffrey Haney is the estranged husband of Kacey Haney.

McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene said it appears Jeffrey shot and killed Haney and Childres before he shot and killed himself.

Officers responded to a home on Lonon Lane in Marion on Wednesday morning after receiving a phone call from an unknown man who reported a possible shooting. When deputies arrived, they said they found the bodies of Kacey Haney and Christopher Childres inside the home. Jeffrey Haney's body was found outside the home.

According to the report, Sheriff Greene said it appears most likely that Jeffrey Haney may have shot the other two then turned the gun on himself after making the call to 911.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.