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Henry County, VA-- Investigators in Henry County are working a triple shooting death and arson case.

Officers say around 12:17am Sunday, they were called to a home on Wilhaven Lane in Axton VA.

in reference to a shooting.

Timothy Carter, age 22, of Radford University, told them his father had summoned him to the home.

When he arrived he said his father, William Ronald Carter Sr., tricked him into coming to the basement of the home.

As he was going down stairs his father shot him in the back.

Carter told deputies his father shot him again as he tried to escape.

A neighbor, Deborah Akers, says Timothy banged on her door a little around midnight on Saturday.

She says he was bleeding from the neck and back where his father shot him.

Akers says Timothy told her he played dead to trick his Dad, and then once he thought he could get away, he ran.

That is when he was shot a second time.

Akers says she held towels to Carter's wounds until emergency responders arrived.

When investigators arrived on the scene they found the house had been set on fire.

The Axton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene along with Stone Ambulance Service, Axton Rescue Squad and the Virginia State Police.

The fire is considered Arson and is being investigated by the Fire Marshal.

William Ronald Carter Senior, 56, his wife, Bonnie Williams Carter, 56, were found shot to death in the basement of the home.

The body of their son, William Ronald Carter Junior, 29 of Danville VA, was also found shot to death in the basement.

The investigation has revealed William Ronald Carter shot his wife and sons.

A combination rifle/shotgun was recovered from the scene.

Timothy Carter was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

He was transferred Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem North Carolina.

He is listed in fair condition.The incident is still under investigation.

Stay tuned to WFMY News 2 and digtriad for updates.

Henry Co.

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