Gunman Opens Fire On Mobile Home in North Carolina, Killing Two

A North Carolina man is dead following a shootout with authorities after opening fire on a mobile home, killing two people. Reuters reports that alleged shooter Andrew Michaelis had argued with his wife prior to the incident. She took shelter at her father's trailer at the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park. Michaelis allegedly fired a semi-automatic weapon into the trailer, killing his father-in-law, Gary Simpson, and his 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington.

According to Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler, Michaelis returned to the scene after officials responded, and fired again, this time hitting a deputy. The suspect gave chase into the woods, and the ensuing gunfire left two deputies injured and the suspect dead.

Eyewitness Jemarl Epps told the Fayetteville Observer, "I watched him unload his gun.It was like a movie. It was pretty scary.''

At a news conference, Butler said, "This man was prepared to take some lives this morning." A search of the suspect's truck revealed 50 to 60 rounds of ammunition.

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