Six people are dead in Marion County from what investigators say is a murder-suicide on Thursday night.
WRCB-TV reports that the incidents happened at a home in the 200 block of Pine Street in the community of Sequatchie area around 9:00 pm CST.
A TBI spokesperson says Marion County deputies and Jasper police responded to a shooting call but arrived at the home to find it on fire.
The TBI says once the fire was out, the bodies of three adults and three children were found inside the home, along with a fourth adult who had been shot several times. The fourth adult remains in a Chattanooga Hospital.
Gary Barnett, who is one of the three adults found dead, is believed to have been the shooter who killed the other victims before taking his own life. The two other adults are Regina Barnett (wife) and Britney Perez (Regina’s daughter). The children are likely grandchildren of Regina.
Regina Barnett had gotten a restraining order against her estranged husband Gary about a month ago and says the order was still active.
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