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Six People Shot Dead In South Carolina Domestic Dispute

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The sheriff says that six people found dead in a South Carolina home had all been shot in a domestic dispute that ended with the gunman's suicide.

Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis identified the man who fired the shots as 27-year-old Bryan Sweatt. Davis says Sweatt had dated one of the women who was killed and had a child with her.

Davis says the victims include the woman, her parents and two children. The sheriff says the shootings looked like executions.

Davis says Sweatt and the woman were in a custody dispute about their infant child. Davis believes Sweatt broke into the home and was waiting for the victims to come back.

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Six people have been found dead in a South Carolina home following an apparent domestic dispute.

Greenwood County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Long told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dead include four adults and two children. He said the bodies were discovered by a SWAT team that entered the house "after several unsuccessful attempts to make contact" with someone inside.

Long says officers first went to the home in Greenwood County after receiving a call from a man who said he was thinking about hurting himself. He says while police were on their way, one of the man's neighbors called 911 saying four children from that address had arrived at her house and told her a shot had been fired.

Long says a preliminary investigation indicates the shootings were "a domestic-related incident."

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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