Cops: Bluegrass musician kills two fellow members of family band, turns gun on self

Members of the Stockton Family Band performing in an undated photo

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BEACH CITY, Ohio -- Police are investigating a double homicide and attempted suicide involving members of an Ohio family band known for its bluegrass music. 

The Stark County Sheriff's Office says two family members are dead and a third, believed to be the shooter, has been taken to a Cleveland hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police investigating a 911 hang-up call Thursday arrived at the home of The Stockdale Family Band, where officers found 21-year-old James Stockdale and 54-year-old Kathryn Stockdale dead.

They believe 25-year-old Jacob Stockdale shot his brother and mother with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself.

Early Friday, Calvin Stockdale, the eldest brother of James and Jacob, released a statement saying the family "appreciates the prayers and support we are receiving from our friends and the community."