68-year-old man fatally shoots mom before killing himself f
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder-suicide in the 500 block of Rennie Street.
At 4:42 p.m. Friday, deputies responded after a caller found his mom and brother dead inside the home from gunshot wounds.
DEADLY TWO DAYS IN THE CSRA:
- 2 killed, 3 injured in shooting at East Boundary, Sand Bar Ferry
- Augusta shooting kills 23-year-old woman; pair arrested
According to the coroner’s office, 86-year-old Betty James and her son, 68-year-old Joe James, died from single gunshot wounds.
Investigators say James shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself.
Betty James will be autopsied in Newberry.
A nearby witness reported at least two unmarked law enforcement vehicles and one sheriff’s patrol car in the 500 block of Rennie.
It was at least the second shooting of the day in the CSRA.
A predawn shooting in Augusta claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman.
The shootings are among dozens that have swept the CSRA in the past year, claiming more than 80 lives since mid-April 2022.
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