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UPDATE: Officials identify 4 people fatally shot in eastern NC home

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the shooting deaths of four people inside a home in Wilson County. The shooting happened on Christmas Eve, 2016. (Tim Pulliam/WTVD)
Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the shooting deaths of four people inside a home in Wilson County. The shooting happened on Christmas Eve, 2016. (Tim Pulliam/WTVD)(KCRG)
Published: Dec. 25, 2016 at 6:12 PM CST
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Authorities in North Carolina have identified the four people fatally shot in a home about 50 miles east of Raleigh.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Wanda D. Samuel says in a news release that the victims all lived at the residence where they were found by a family member Saturday afternoon.

Those slain are 54-year-old Tammy Lynette Pearce, 28-year-old Paul Shane Pearce, 47-year-old Selby Gene Outland and 23-year-old Dominique Nicole Privette. No details were given about their relationships.

The release says the shooting near Wilson seems to have happened late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Police are investigating and have not determined a motive but believe it is an isolated incident.

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Local media reports say authorities in North Carolina are investigating the shooting deaths of four people inside a home about 50 miles east of Raleigh.

A spokeswoman for the Wilson County Sheriff's Office declined Sunday to provide details of the slayings. Wanda Samuel says new information will be released whenever it's feasible.

Sheriff's deputies have not released the identity of the victims. Deputies have also not said whether they know of a suspect or motive.

WTVD reports that family members describe the victims as a woman, her adult son and their partners. The slayings were reported Saturday afternoon just east of Wilson.

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