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Woman witnesses Varnell shooting

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - Kisha McDowell didn't expect to witness a murder-suicide Thursday night. She was walking towards the Shell Gas Station when she heard gun shots and a yell. 

The screams were coming from Melissa Ball. Kisha ran over to help, but before she made it to Melissa Ball, there was another gun shot.

When Kisha finally made it to Melissa, she sees Christopher Eric Whitmore, the shooter who just killed his ex-girlfriend Melissa ball and their 8-year -old son Grayden, before turning the gun on himself.

"He locked eye contact with me and smiled, like he was proud of what he had accomplished, like the smile I will never forget it, it was the creepiest and disturbing thing I have ever seen in my life," said Kisha McDowell, Eyewitness.

All Kisha could do was get on her knees beside Melissa and comfort her. She says Ball wanted her family to know she loved them, Kisha has delivered that message.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Melissa Ball and her son Grayden Lee Whitmore. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dalton Funeral Home located at 20 South Glenwood Avenue.

The funeral is Monday at 2 pm.

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