Names released in Hawkins murder/suicide shooting

BULLS GAP – The two people who died as a result of a Friday evening murder/suicide near Bulls Gap have been identified as married couple Joshua Kennedy, 34, and Katherine Kennedy, 32.

Around 6:54 Friday the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots fired at 2007 Walter Drive in the St. Clair community near Bulls Gap.

Upon their arrival, deputies reportedly found Katherine Kennedy with a gunshot wound.

Mrs. Kennedy was transported to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

Joshua Kennedy was also found at the residence with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead.

An investigation by the HCSO reportedly revealed that an argument between Joshua and Katherine occurred. During the argument Joshua allegedly shot Katherine, then turned the gun on himself.

Police say there were other family members present in the home when the incident occurred, including two children ages 11 and 6.