Upshur County Sheriff’s Office identifies victims of Sunday’s shooting

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Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 9:26 AM CST
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UPSHUR COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office has released identities of the victims involved in Sunday night’s shooting.

According to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Cara Franchaele Cardinal and 60-year-old Bernard Furstonberg III were found dead at the scene of shooting in the 6300 block of Periwinkle Road at about 8:54 p.m. on Sunday.

A third person, identified by the sheriff’s office as 68-year-old Gay Coleman Wagner, was found with an apparent gunshot injury and was taken to a hospital. The sheriff’s office reported she is being treated for serious injuries.

The sheriff’s office reported it is believed that the victims knew each other.

In a previous press release, the sheriff’s office reported they were alerted about the shooting by a caller who reported she and her daughter had been shot.

“The female caller was able to give a description of the person who had shot them and what type of vehicle the person was driving,” the press release stated.

When they arrived, deputies found two female victims. One victim was found dead outside the home while the other was found injured inside.

According to the sheriff’s office, as deputies arrived at the scene they say a person attempting to leave the property in a pickup. Before deputies were able to approach the vehicle, they heard a single gunshot from inside the pickup.

The person inside was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office reported the shooting is still under investigation.

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