Police: 2 children inside home at time of Marion shooting that killed pregnant woman

Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 12:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2022 at 4:19 PM EDT
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MARION, S.C. (WMBF) - A 31-year-old woman is dead following a shooting in Marion late Wednesday.

The Marion Police Department said the incident happened sometime between 8:45-9:15 p.m. in the area of Wallace Circle.

Marion Police Chief Tony Flowers confirmed they are treating the incident as a homicide and looking into a person of interest.

On Thursday, Marion County Deputy Coroner Jim Gray identified the woman as Vanessa Cross. He also said an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

Gray said he was told by members of Cross’ family said she was 8 months pregnant.

“She very well appeared that she was in her last trimester,” Gray told WMBF News.

Flowers also told WMBF News that Cross was pregnant. He added that a 7-year-old and 4-year-old were also inside the home at the time of the incident.

No further information was immediately available.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.