Police: Man Shoots Twin Brother Then Himself

Police say an eastern Kentucky man shot his twin brother and then himself.

Police say they found the shooting victims on the front porch of a home in McCreary County.

Police say it happened at a home on David Dunagan Road and when they arrived both men had been shot in the head once.

Investigators say Richard Dunagan went to his twin brother's house to check on him, but his twin - David Dunagan - shot him at the front door.

Police say David Dunagan then turned the gun on himself.

David Dunagan was pronounced dead on the scene.

Richard Dunagan was flown to UK Medical Center where he died Sunday morning.

Police say David Dunagan was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and family members say he wasn't taking his medication.


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  • by davids daughter Location: parkerslake on Jun 15, 2008 at 08:10 PM
    first of all i want to thank everyone for the prayers and the everyones wnderful help we're all going crazy and cant figure out what is going through our heads at moments i just wanted to say thanks to everyone and god bless. AND...to the smart remarks, god bles all of you who think you know what your talking about, because that day only my DADDY, GOD, and RICHARD. know what happened. i love my daddy and i know that he never mean't to hurt anyone.
  • by not Location: known on Jun 12, 2008 at 06:09 PM
    first the 2 men did not have a shoot out, David was ill read the article, watch the news, for gods sake he was ill and would have never hurt anyone make less his brother, we will never know what happend that day! All we do know is Richard was going to check on David as he did often, they were close, and this tragic accident happend. my prayer and thought are with the family and friends. May god be with you all at this most difficult time and dis regard rude comments on here some people just dont understand nor care to try! GOD BLESS
  • by Brick Location: Latonia on Jun 11, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    I pray that God will be comfortable with their familys who griefs hard time with loved the lost twins. I am sure God already know before they had happend it. God will have mercy thier familys. David maybe not realized whats going on with his mind control by darkness spirit. I feel sorry for what they did to richard and on himself. its very sadness to heard about it. pray for them!
  • by kristen Location: McCreary County on Jun 10, 2008 at 08:52 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!
  • by chandra Location: McMcreary on Jun 10, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    right now i cant explain the things and thoughts that are going through my head. david was my father and richard was my uncle and god knows we are all grieving for them. people dont know what really happen that day but i can say my dad was a very sick man and needed alot of help. this was not a fight between them it was just that my uncle richard was trying to help my daddy and was daddy was not in his right mind. had he not been in his right mind he would have never done this. we all really appreciate the help and thoughful prayers that everyone has sent out to us. no matter what anyone else says i knew them both very well and they loved each other very much this would have never happened had my dad been well.
  • by EM Location: Lex on Jun 9, 2008 at 12:52 PM
    To Anonymous - stricter laws on who can have guns is not the answer. It's actually easier to get a gun illegally than legally. And there are just so many people out there that would prefer to do it that way because then the gun isn't registered in their name. Personally - anyone that registers the gun and does it legally should be commended for doing things the right way. And please remember - guns don't kill people. People kill people.
  • by stephanie Location: whitley city on Jun 9, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    ive known both of these boys as long as i can remember and loved them both. they had an unbelievable bond and there is no way david would have ever hurt richard if he had been well. i pray for their families and friends. i hope they find peace in remembering how much they truly meant to each other and can forgive david.
  • by David Location: Carpenter on Jun 9, 2008 at 03:34 AM
    I knew both these men and I am not sure how all this devoloped but I love them and will miss them. May God be with the family and friends of those who knew them.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2008 at 03:23 AM
    Prayers with the family
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2008 at 01:10 AM
    you know that is why there needs to be a stricter law on who can have guns and who can't... This is so sad!!!
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