Man accused of shooting pregnant woman, murdering 3 men in Sumter

The woman survived but her baby is in critical condition.

Man accused of shooting pregnant woman, murdering 3 men in Sumter
Eugene Martin, 27, has been charged with three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and more. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - Police say a father and his two sons were shot to death in Sumter on Saturday and a pregnant woman was also shot.

Officers have a suspect in custody.

On Nov. 14 around 11 p.m., officials responded to a house in the 1000 block of Marilyn Avenue after receiving calls about shots being fired in the area. That’s off Hwy 76 near North Main Street in the northern part of the town.

Witnesses at the scene told officials the suspect went into the home and shot 61-year-old Raymond Davis and his two sons: 36-year-old Randy Davis and 32-year-old Marcus Davis.

All three men died at the scene.

Police say a 21-year-old pregnant woman who was in the home at the time was also shot.

Crews rushed her to the hospital where she underwent an emergency C-section.

Officials say she is in stable condition and expected to recover. However, the infant is in critical condition.

Police quickly arrested Eugene Martin, 27, of Sumter. He’s charged with three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and malicious injury to property.

An autopsy for the victims has been scheduled at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Two other people were inside the home during the shooting but were not hurt, police said.

Officials believe this is an isolated incident. Police say they will release more details as the investigation progresses.

Davis is being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center as he awaits a bond hearing.

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