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Four young victims were found shot to death Thursday in a parked car in Cumberland County, Tennessee.
Authorities report that the murders were not random because the three teens and young adult were intentionally murdered.
They were killed on a side road in a secluded area of the Renegade Mountain development, which is a 3,000-acre resort community with 141 homes.
According to the Associated Press, the victims were discovered by a resident of the neighborhood around 7 a.m. Thursday morning when he spotted the parked car on his way to work.
CNN reports that the four victims found were 16-year-old John Lajeunesse, 17-year-old Dominic Davis, 17-year-old Steven Presley, and a 22-year-old mother Rikki Jacobsen.
This neighborhood, normally a safe place to live, was a gated community until the new owners of the development removed the gate in 2010. The residents of the community sued the new owners in 2011 because they were worried about lack of security. The local crime rate increased somewhat after the gate was removed.
Authorities are investigating the motive of the shooting and do not believe any other members of the community are in danger.