Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Four people have been found shot to death inside a home near Irmo Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement found the bodies around 10:30 a.m. inside a home on Forest Walk Court in the Riverwalk subdivision, which is just off Broad River Road.
Richland County Deputy Curtis Wilson says all of the victims were shot in the upper body. He says preliminary reports are that the deceased are a mother and father and their two children, and it appears the incident is a murder-suicide.
Investigators say the gun was found beside the father.
Wilson says the mother of the man found dead grew concerned when she hadn't heard from him for several days. Wilson says she went to the home and found the bodies, then called law enforcement.
Crime scene investigators have not yet determined what led up to the incident.
WLTX will have more information when it becomes available.