8 guns, lots of ammo inside home of Harrisburg shooter

8 guns, lots of ammo inside home of Harrisburg shooter

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 11:41 PM

HARRISBURG, N.C. -- The search warrant was released by authorities Tuesday for the home of the man who shot and killed two people and held off officers for hours in Harrisburg last Friday.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office released the search warrants from the home of 50-year-old Anthony Hardy.

Officers found eight weapons, including handguns and rifles, along with an assortment of magazines, casings and a large amount of ammunition inside Hardy’s home.

Last Friday, Hardy shot and killed 42-year-old Daniel Kirchner and 64-year-old Gary Stocks before turning the gun on himself after the standoff.

Police have not released an official motive for the murders.

"Unfortunately, the three people who know why -- especially the one who really knows -- aren't here anymore," said Deputy Chief Paul Hunt. "It's a really good neighborhood, a really good community out there and it's one of the last things you'd expect."

Hunt said his office denied Hardy's request for a Concealed Carry permit in 2010, based on a 2004 conviction of misdemeanor assault on another neighbor.

He was also granted a purchase permit in 2005 for one of the handguns.

"I can't explain the other handguns. He could have bought them 20 years ago," said Hunt, who admitted the deputies are trying to determine the origins of the other guns. "We can probably find out where some of these weapons came from, illegally or legally, but it doesn't help the situation that already happened."

The search warrants show detectives also took notebooks and writings from Hardy's home as evidence.

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