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Man kills women, then himself in Richland County

Jul 21, 2011 9:54:00 AM - thestate.com
Richland County sheriff's deputies say a man has killed the mother of his child, then turned the gun on himself.

Authorities say the woman was found wounded on the side of a road near Irmo around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies went to a mobile home about a half-mile away, where the suspected gunman was holding his 2-year-old son hostage.

Investigators say the man shot the boy and fired at a deputy before turning the gun on himself. The deputy was not hurt, and the toddler is expected to recover.

The names of the man and woman have not been released.

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