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81-year-old man killed, son shot multiple times in Grant County

Police searching for two unknown suspects
Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 19:18:05-05

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. -- An 81-year-old man was killed and his son was shot multiple times at a Grant County home early Sunday morning.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office was called to a home in the 1100 block of South 4th Avenue in Jonesboro just after Midnight after a woman called and said her son had been shot. 

When deputies arrived they found Larry Pavey, 51, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Fort Wayne Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. 

A second man, Gene Thompson, 81, was found lying nearby suffering from a single gunshot wound. He died on the way to the hospital. 

Police have not released any details about the circumstances surrounding the shootings but they are searching for at least two unknown suspects who may be driving an extended cab pickup truck that is red or dark in color. 

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who was in the Jonesboro area around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and may have seen a suspicious vehicle or person to call Jonesboro Police Chief Joel Thomas at 765-674-6963, Grant County Sheriff's Office Detective Lieutenant Shelby Taylor at 765-662-9864 or Crimestoppers at 765-662-8477.

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