Here on The Ledge we post a lot of silly stories. We make jokes, we’re often sarcastic, and admittedly many of our posts shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

However, today I have the misfortune of writing a story that won’t consist of any of those aforementioned qualities. NASCAR driver Robby Gordon’s father and step-mother were found dead in their home in what police believe to be a murder-suicide case. Gordon’s father, Bob, was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while the step-mother, Sharon, died from strangulation.

An obviously emotional Robby Gordon made a statement on the heartbreaking situation Thursday morning.

Speaking on behalf of everyone at The Ledge, our thoughts are with Robby and the rest of the Gordon family at this time.