Police Investigate Death After Fire

DUPLIN COUNTY -- A Duplin County fire is being investigated after authorities found a man dead inside the home.

The fire broke out Friday afternoon on East Wards Bridge Road in Kenansville.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames in about 20 minutes, but they found a man dead inside the living room. That man had a gunshot wound to the head.

The Duplin County Sheriff's Department and SBI agents are investigating, but authorities believe the man set the house on fire and then shot himself.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara