Hopkins County Sheriff's Office discovers bodies of two brothers

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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was sent to a residence for a welfare check when they discovered the bodies of two brothers.

Jerry Shortnacy, 50 and brother Jonathan Shortnacy, 44, were both found shot in a mobile trailer where they both lived.

According to Sheriff Lewis Tatum, one brother had been shot and the other apparently died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.

The Sheriff’s Office said there has been a history of violence between the two and that the last time the brothers had been seen was on Sunday.

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Both bodies have been sent to a medical examiner for autopsy.