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Man, woman, 2 youths dead in apparent shooting in North Carolina

  • Chief says police were told there were bodies inside residence Monday night
  • Police saw body of woman before entering, found bodies of older man and 2 juveniles inside
  • Police didn't name the four; tax assessor's office, paper say couple, 2 kids live at the home
  • Shootings
  • North Carolina
  • Police

(CNN) -- Police on Tuesday were investigating the apparent gunshot deaths of four people in a home in the upscale Haymount neighborhood of Fayetteville, North Carolina, authorities said.

Police were called to the residence at 8:08 p.m. Monday by someone who reported there were bodies inside, Police Chief Tom Bergamine said in a news release.

Bergamine said police were able to see the body of a woman in the house before entering. Once inside, officers also found the bodies of an older man and two juveniles -- a male and a female. Police did not name the four.

"At this time, there is no reason to suspect foul play; however the investigation remains in its early stages," the release says.

According to the Cumberland County tax assessor's office, the home belongs to William Maxwell Jr. and his wife, Kathryn. Family friends told the Fayetteville Observer newspaper that the couple have two children -- a daughter, Connor, and a son, Cameron.