RCSD: Woman, man dead in murder-suicide in southeast Columbia identified

RCSD: Woman, man dead in murder-suicide in southeast Columbia identified

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Deputies believe a deadly shooting at a home in Columbia on Sunday afternoon was a murder-suicide.

Around 3:30 p.m., the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home in the 2500 block of Banner Hill Road. That’s off Caughman Road near Leesburg Road in southeast Columbia.

When deputies arrived, they found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner identified the deceased as Arianna Natasha Noble-Johnson, 31, and Joshua Seth Johnson, 31. They both lived at the home where they were found dead, according to the coroner.

Noble-Johnson died “after being shot by someone,” the coroner said, while Johnson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies do not expect any arrests as they investigate the crime as a murder-suicide.

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