Man shot his wife then took his own life

Deputies in Lexington County are investigating a shooting that began Tuesday morning with a domestic-related call to a home near Gilbert.

According to investigators, a woman was shot by her husband during the incident at their home on Haskell Road. The man fled the house, prompting deputies to launch a search using K-9 police dogs and a drone.

Deputies discovered the man’s body a short time later, after he had apparently committed suicide.

“This is an unfortunate situation and the family has some tough days ahead,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and we don’t have any word on her condition at this time.”

The investigation into the entire case is ongoing, according to Koon.

“We’re still talking with family members and neighbors in an effort to help us gather as much information as possible,” Koon said. “We’d encourage anyone with details they feel could benefit our work on the case to reach out and share what they know.”

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