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Three SC family members shot to death, including two who lived in northeast Richland County

Investigators say the same person shot and killed two people near Columbia and one in Horry County.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials now say three families members were shot to death--two in northeast Richland County and one in Horry County--and that a man is in custody in connection with the crimes.

Richland County deputies say James Dewitt II and Gloria DeWitt, both 52, were discovered Sunday around 7:05 p.m. inside a home on Greensprings Drive, which is just off North Brickyard Road. Both died from gunshots, according to deputies.

At 4:40 p.m. that same day in Horry County, police there responded to a home in the 4000 block block of Highway 319 outside of Conway . Officers say 52-year-old Natasha Stevens of Conway was found dead inside of gunshot  wounds. 

Horry County Police say a day later, they arrested 25-year-old Matthew Allen Dewitt at 2:25 p.m. in the town of Atlantic Beach. Officers say charges are pending against him. 

Deputies say the investigations remain active and ongoing and that they will provide more information when it becomes available. 

Officers say they do not believe there is a danger to the public and though the investigation is ongoing, they believe at this time that Matthew Dewitt acted alone.

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