Victims identified, killed in Jefferson Co. home shooting

Police have identified the two victims who were found dead in their home in Jefferson County.
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 11:07 AM EDT
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NEW MARKET, Tenn. (WVLT) - Paul West, 58, and Vanessa West, 49, were identified as the two people who were found dead at a home in New Market by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

A family member found both victims dead inside their home, according to officials.

Deputies responded to the residence around 1:34 a.m. Monday. Inside the residence deputies located two people dead from gunshot wounds, according to reports.

DEATH INVESTIGATION (UPDATE) The two people who died in an overnight shooting are identified as Paul West age 58 and...

Posted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office,Tennessee on Monday, August 2, 2021

Authorities suspect the incident to be a murder-suicide.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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