Amber Alert canceled; 3 North Carolina children taken after deadly shooting found safe

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Orlando Quantrel McNair (WNCT photo)

PINETOPS, N.C. (WNCT) — An Amber Alert for three children taken by their dad after a deadly shooting in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was canceled Sunday after they were found safe, the sheriff’s office said Sunday in a Facebook post.

No other details about the suspect wanted in Saturday’s shooting have been released.

Authorities issued the Amber Alert after deputies said a man was killed Christmas morning and the three boys, ages 9, 11 and 14, who lived at the home, were taken by the suspect, Orlando Quantrel McNair.

Deputies responded at 10:06 p.m. to a shooting call in the 800 block of Davistown-Mercer Road in Pinetops. When they arrived, they found a man dead from gunshot wounds. His girlfriend, the children’s mother, witnessed the shooting and told deputies who was responsible and gave them a motive.

Officials said the shooting was a domestic incident. No further details were released, including the name of the person who died in the shooting.

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