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Ohio family band member suspected of killing mom, brother

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/16/2017

BEACH CITY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man suspected of killing his mother and brother is in critical care after shooting himself in the head.

Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier says 25-year-old Jacob Stockdale shot himself as police investigating a 911 hang-up call Thursday approached the family home.

Officers found 54-year-old Kathryn Stockdale and 21-year-old James Stockdale shot dead inside.

The brothers are members of the Stockdale Family band known for its bluegrass music. The father and two elder brothers weren't at home at the time of the shootings.

Authorities have not released any information about a possible motive.

Early Friday, Calvin Stockdale, the eldest brother of James and Jacob, released a statement saying the family "appreciates the prayers and support we are receiving from our friends and the community."

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This story has been corrected to show Kathryn Stockdale isn't a member of the family band.

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