Man, woman die in murder-suicide in northeast Richland County

Man, woman die in murder-suicide in northeast Richland County
Police found a man and a woman dead in a home on Summit Ridge Circle in northeast Richland County on Friday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Police found two people dead in a home in northeast Richland County on Friday morning.

The shooting was reported around 6:15 a.m. on Summit Ridge Circle. That’s off Summit Ridge Drive and Summit Parkway between Lake Carolina and Sandhill.

Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office discovered a man and woman dead in a home there.

They’ve been identified as 45-year-old Christina Martin and 46-year-old Anthony Kennedy by Richland County coroner Gary Watts.

Martin lived at the home but Kennedy lived in Winnsboro, S.C., Watts confirmed.

Both people died from a gunshot wound to the head. Watts ruled their deaths a murder-suicide.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Watts continue to investigate.

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