Waycross couple found shot to death in business parking lot

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Reports say deaths appear to be result of murder-suicide after domestic dispute

A married couple was found shot to death early Friday in the parking lot of a commercial warehouse in Waycross after an apparent domestic dispute, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and multiple news reports.

Authorities said the incident appears to be a murder-suicide.

The victims were identified as Virginia Nicole Hill, 41, and Laurence Hill Jr., 44.

Police initially responded to reports of an active shooter at the plant operated by Clayton Homes at 3350 Industrial Blvd. in Waycross.

Witnesses said one of the facility’s employees was heard arguing with his wife in the parking lot when gunfire erupted outside and inside the building.

A company spokesperson confirmed the deaths and said no other employees had been involved.

Reports said GBI’s Medical Examiner’s Office will perform autopsies to determine the official causes of death.

Clayton Homes released a statement after the shooting:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the two victims’ families and friends. We take seriously the health and welfare of our team members and their families and are deeply saddened by this tragic event. We understand this to be a domestic dispute between one of our team members and his spouse. Our employees are safe and the facility is secured. We will continue to work with local authorities as they lead the investigation.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ware County Sheriff’s Office at 912-287-4327 or the GBI Douglas office at 912-389-4103.

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