There is additional information about the murder suicide in Wilkes County Friday.

The Wilkes Journal Patriot reports the shooter, identified as Rafael E Harper, allegedly forced another man at gun point to leave with him from a Food Lion parking lot on NC 18 in North Wilkesboro around 7:30 Friday night.

According to a Wilkes County Sheriff's Department press release, Harper shot and killed Lashayna Petrice Hunt before killing himself at Harper's residence on Rock Quarry Road.

The Journal Patriot reports Sheriff Chris Shew saying that Hunt was the girlfriend of the man Harper kidnapped. Hunt was apparently Harper's ex-girlfriend. Sheriff Shew indicated the boyfriend reported the kidnapping that led authorities to Harper's home.

According to the report, deputies knocked on Harper's door and identified themselves, and heard one gun shot, and kicked the door open. The report indicates they heard a second gunshot, which was Harper shooting himself in the head, just as they opened the door.

Harper died at the scene and Hunt died while Wilkes Emergency Medical Services was transporting her to Wilkes Medical Center.