Lingering feud between 64-year-old Northport woman, 43-year-old step-son ends in murder-suicide (Update)

Authorities on the scene of a double shooting on Koffman Loop Road in Northport, Friday, December 20, 2013. (

Update #3

Sgt. Dale Phillips reports that 64-year-old Kathy White has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. White shot herself after shooting and killing her step-son, 43-year-old Michael White, at her mobile home on Koffman Loop Road in Northport late Friday morning.

Update #2

The Tuscaloosa County sheriff's office has released the names of the victims in an attempted murder-suicide in Northport Friday.

According to Sgt. Dale Phillips, an ongoing domestic dispute led to 64-year-old Kathy White shooting her step-son, 43-year-old Michael White, before turning the handgun on herself. Both family members were transported to DCH Hospital, where the younger White was pronounced dead shortly after arriving while the victim's step-mother remains in "grave condition."

The shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. at a mobile home owned by Kathy White and her husband and located in the Koffman Loop Road area of Northport. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, White was found sitting on the front steps of the residence with the gun still in her hand.

"A few minutes later, Mrs. White shot herself," Phillips said.

An investigation remains ongoing.

Reporter Isaiah Harper will have the latest on this story on ABC 33/40's News at 5 and 6 p.m. Watch the newscasts live online here.


Authorities are shown on the scene of an attempted murder-suicide on Koffman Loop Road in Northport, Friday, December 20, 2013. (

Police say a woman shot her step-son multiple times at a home on Koffman Loop Friday before turning the gun on herself.

ABC 33/40 reporter Isaiah Harper has learned that both victims are in "grave" condition at an area hospital.

Watch Focus@4 and the news at 5 and 6 p.m. for the latest on this story. To watch the newscasts live online, click here.


Authorities are on the scene of a double shooting in Northport, fire and rescue confirmed to ABC 33/40.

Officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired at 13744 Koffman Loop around 11:30 a.m. Upon arriving, two people were found suffering from gunshot wounds. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Reporter Isaiah Harper has learned that one of the victims was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot.

Details regarding the events leading up to the shooting haven't been released.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.

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