LINCOLN COUNTY – For the second time in a month, tragedy struck Lincoln County Wednesday night when three people died in an apparent murder-suicide.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Phillip Lee Foland, 56, shot and killed his wife, Lauren Foland, 38, and her father, Scott Causey, 72, before turning the gun on himself.
While Lauren and Causey were pronounced dead at the scene, Phillip was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home in the 2500 Block of Highway W in rural Foley at about 8:15 p.m., Wednesday to the report of shots fired. In addition to those involved in the shooting, deputies also found at the residence the Foland’s four children, who are now in protective custody.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, the investigation into events leading up to the shooting and apparent domestic dispute continues.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 636-462-6513.
The shooting occurs just a little over a month after a tragic, one-car accident fatally injured three Troy High School students. The accident on a Sunday morning, Feb. 5 on S. Chantilly Road, killed 18-year-old Will Flickinger, 17-year-old Emily McNees and 15-year-old Kaeden Tyler.
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