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Mt. Pleasant police say husband shot wife in possible murder-suicide

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide that happened early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and possible suicide within the Longpoint Subdivision around 12:12 a.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived at the location they discovered a male and female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies will be done Thursday.

Based on the initial investigation it is believed that the husband shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

A police report released this afternoon identifies the couple as Bruce Skinner, 59, and Marilyn Skinner, 62, both of 2072 Millbrook Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

Check back later at Live5News.com for more in this developing story.

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