CUMBERLAND — Police in Cumberland, Rhode Island have identified the victims of a fatal double shooting that took place in a home in town on Wednesday morning.

Courtney Huard, 42, and 51-year-old Eric Huard were a married couple who lived together in their 28 Birchwood Dr. home, police said.

They were both found dead from gunshot wounds at the scene following a fatal double shooting at around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said in a release Thursday that the couple's three children were found in the home uninjured.

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Thus far, the investigation indicates that this was an isolated incident and was not a random act of violence, according to police.

Cumberland police continue to actively investigate the Huards' deaths with help from Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.

No further details about the investigation will be released at this time.


"I would like to reiterate my deepest condolences and sympathies to the Huard family, including any friends and family and especially the three children left during this most difficult time," Cumberland Police Chief Matthew Benson said.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Cumberland Fire Department and Cumberland EMS as well as the Rhode Island State Police Forensic Science Unit.

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