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2 gun shop owners, local man dead in Nevada triple-shooting
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2 gun shop owners, local man dead in Nevada triple-shooting

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VIRGINIA CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Nevada said Tuesday the deaths of three people, including the father-and-son owners of a Virginia City gun store and a local man who shot them, appeared to be a Labor Day holiday double-murder and suicide.

Gary Lord, 71, and TJ Lord, 39, were found dead at Virginia City Gun Works after deputies were called about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro said in a statement.

Joep Mols, 56, was identified as a person of interest in the slayings before he shot himself dead about 8 p.m. Monday at a location in southern Reno, Antinoro said. Public records show Mols had an address in Silver Springs.

A motive for the attack was being sought, but Antinoro said Mols and the Lords had an ongoing legal dispute and it appeared Mols acted alone in the shootings.

State and federal agencies were handling in the case, headed by the Nevada Division of Investigation.

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