A Greenwood County shooting left two adults dead and a third critically injured Wednesday night, and authorities were seeking a suspect who should be considered armed and dangerous, a sheriff’s detective said.
According to the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred at a Eureka-area residence.
In an e-mail news release late Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Kevin Robert Welsh, 35, of rural Toronto, Kan. He was in a vehicle described as a late-model gold-colored Ford Explorer with a veterans tag of 20AXY, said sheriff’s Detective Josh Nelson. The Explorer has 20-inch after-market rims, Nelson said.
The news release gave this account: At about 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a burglary, and while en route, a victim called 911 to report that multiple shots had been fired and that multiple people were injured.
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Deputies found two people with gunshot wounds, and they were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person who suffered gunshot wounds was taken by air ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.
Officers from a number of local and state agencies were assisting at the scene and in efforts to catch the suspect, the release said.
The victims’ names were not released.