CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge set bond for only one of the six charges the suspect in a shooting that left three women dead and a fourth wounded faces Wednesday afternoon.
Kenneth Ancrum, 23, faces three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and one count of kidnapping, according to jail records.
Ancrum attended via video-conference surrounded by members of the Charleston County jail's special operations group.
Approximately 40 people attended the bond hearing Wednesday afternoon, including two Charleston County Sheriff's Office victims' advocates who were there to support he victims' families.
Ancrum's father also attended the hearing to support his son.
One of the victims' family members broke down in tears while speaking to the judge.
Ancrum is accused of fatally shooting 55-year-old Betty Mungin, 29-year-old Alexis Mungin, and eight-year-old Armani Mungin at a mobile home park on Savannah Highway Tuesday afternoon.
A fourth woman was wounded in the leg and is expected to survive, police say.
According to affidavits, Betty Mungin was shot in the kitchen of the home while Alexis and Armani were shot in the living room. Affidavits state an independent witness that knew Ancrum on site was able to provide information to officers that served as probable cause for Ancrum's arrest.
Affidavits also state Ancrum's girlfriend arrived during the incident, saw what was happening and attempted to flee. While chasing her, Ancrum's gun discharged, and the victim was wounded multiple times causing "serious bodily injury," investigators said.
Deputies say they arrived at the scene to investigate a reported shooting and saw Ancrum trying to drag the wounded woman into a vehicle, held him at gunpoint and took him into custody when backup arrived. Investigators say he had dragged her across multiple yards at gunpoint before forcing her into a vehicle.
The fourth victim was transported to MUSC and underwent surgery for the gunshot wounds, investigators say.
Ancrum was put in handcuffs and told to lay on the ground at gunpoint. Deputies found a black pistol and a knife on his person, an incident report states.
Deputies say they went inside the mobile home to find a four-month-old baby crying with his head covered by a blue blanket, and two women and a child on the floor, suffering gunshot wounds.
While some officers processed the scene, another comforted and fed the infant in the backseat of a patrol car before handing him off to victims' advocates.
Ancrum is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.