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Limestone County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder suicide

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide Monday at a residence in Elkmont after two men were found with fatal gunshot wounds.

The LCSO says Jason Wooldridge, 48, and John Few, 34, are both dead this morning at the 2300 block of Highway 99. Few was shot once in the head and chest, while Wooldridge had a "single gunshot wound to the head," according to Sheriff Mike Blakely.

The motive is unclear. Witnesses tell investigators Wooldridge "had a history of drug problems and had recently been acting erratically."

Both were close to each other at the scene. The sheriff says a handgun was located next to the 48-year-old's body.

Deputies told WHNT's Jeff Gray the 34-year-old pulled into his carport, and a caller heard Few ask Wooldridge to put the gun down "before hearing a gun fire. Wooldridge would then take his own life." They add both men lived at the home, as well as a girlfriend. Few's partner was reportedly Wooldridge's cousin.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Monday for a reported shooting.