Police: Man, 81, dies in murder-suicide attempt

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe an 81-year-old Pickens man shot and wounded his wife before taking his own life Thursday.

The sheriff’s office received a report of a shooting on McJunkin Road in Pickens at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from Chief Deputy Creed Hashe.

Deputies arriving at the scene found a 73-year-old woman with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

The woman was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery Friday morning “to repair injuries sustained from having been shot one time

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