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Deputies Investigate Murders of 2 Adults, 1 Child in Rural South Carolina

Two adults and a child were found dead in Walterboro, South Carolina in “the early morning hours of Saturday.” “At this time we can confirm this incident is being treated as a triple homicide,” the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said.

“It has been determined that this was a targeted act and is a very active investigation,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement it posted on Facebook Saturday afternoon.

Deputies said the incident yook place in “the area of Hayden Street in Walterboro.” Hayden Street, mostly residential, runs for three blocks on the southeast side of Walterboro between Edgewood Street and Hickory Street, a block off State Route 64.

The sheriff’s office said it would release more information “when appropriate.”

Local media also had no further information.