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Darlington Co. couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) The Darlington County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a husband and wife have been killed in a shooting on South Center Road Monday afternoon.

According to Capt. Andy Locklair, deputies were called to a home on South Center Road just before 1:15 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

The Darlington County Coroner says Oliver Stoncypher was found dead in the yard of the home, and the victim's wife, Alma Stoncypher, was discovered deceased inside the residence.

Locklair adds that one victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the second was taken to a local hospital where they later died. An autopsy is planned for both victim's Tuesday morning.

An investigation into the fatal shooting revealed Oliver Stoncypher shot his wife inside the home, before walking outside and turning the gun on himself, Capt. Locklair said Tuesday.

Police continue to investigate the motive behind this incident.

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