2 Killed, 1 Injured in Spotsylvania County Shooting

Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:02 PM EDT
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A man shot his mother and sister before turning a gun on himself in Spotsylvania County, Va., Monday. News4's Julie Carey reports.

Julie Carey

A man shot his mother and sister before turning a gun on himself in Spotsylvania County, Va., Monday. News4's Julie Carey reports.

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A man shot his mother and sister before turning a gun on himself in Spotsylvania County, Va., Monday.

David Anderson, 43, shot and killed his 75-year-old mother, Jean Anderson, before shooting his 51-year-old sister, Laura Reeves, outside their home on McLaws Drive near the Chancellorsville Battlefield about 1:20 p.m., News4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reported. Reeves fled to a neighbor's house but David Anderson shot her a second time on the porch.

Anderson then returned to where he shot his mother and shot and killed himself next to her body, Carey reported.

Reeves was taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds to her elbow and abdomen. She is out of surgery and is expected to survive.

Neighbors said the family had lived in the home for a year or two. They said the gunman was known as "the crazy guy." He sometimes lived in a tent or trailer behind the home, neighbors said.

The sheriff's office had no record of previous trouble with David Anderson.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates as they become available.

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